BERTIN WINLIGHT

Design & construction of high-performance optical components

LATEST NEWS

SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2022: Winlight to be exhibiting!

From July 17 to 22, 2022, Winlight will participate in SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation Exhibition, the most important show for providers of ground- and space-based telescopes and supporting instruments, taking place in Montréal, Québec, Canada. To...

Bertin Winlight selected by the European Space Agency to supply mirrors for the SMILE satellite

Bertin Winlight, formerly known as Winlight System, is proud to announce the signature of a new contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) for the supply of eight mirrors for the SMILE (Solar-wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Eplorer) satellite. Its mission: to...

Winlight produces the Mach–Zehnder interferometer by molecular adhesion for the MARBLL instrument, dedicated to the assessment of Martian wind and aerosol profiles

Winlight System produced and assembled a Mach-Zenhder interferometer by molecular adhesion for the LATMOS laboratory and the CNRS French National Centre for Scientific Research. This interferometer will be integrated into the MARs Boundary Layer Lidar* (MARBLL)...

Winlight grinds the baseplate of the near-infrared spectrometer of James Webb Space Telescope

On Wednesday, December 22, at 13H20 UTC, Ariane 5 ECA lifted off from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, successfully deploying JWST. Focus on the World’s biggest spacecraft and Winlight’s contribution. The James Webb Space Telescope...

VLT: The MUSE instrument unveils an unknown “cosmic web” in the Universe

In Spring 2021, the Very Large Telescope (VLT), equipped with the Multi-Unit Spectroscopic Explorer MUSE, captured the first direct image of a myriad of unsuspected dwarf galaxies: a remarkable discovery for the European Southern Observatory (ESO)! Located in Chile,...

Very Large Telescope Subaru: A spectrograph of Winlight’s PFS instrument captures a sky spectrum for the first time

In late April 2021, the SuNSS spectrograph that comprises the PFS instrument (Prime Focus Spectrograph), has captured a night sky spectrum for the very first time. A very important milestone has thus been reached for the Kavli Institute for Physics and Universe...

Mars 2020: successful landing of Perseverance rover & Winlight’s optical components!

On February 18, 2021, (Paris Time), after “seven minutes of terror”, NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter landed unscathed on Jezero crater, following a 490-million-kilometre journey. On July 30, 2020, the Perseverance rover and Ingenuity...

Mars 2020: NASA launches successfully the Perseverance rover equipped with the Supercam instrument and Winlight’s optics

On July 30, 2020, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA successfully launched both Perseverance robotic rover and Ingenuity helicopter using an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Landing is planned for February 18, 2021, in...

“First light” for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI)

End of October 2019, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) installed on the Mayall Telescope has trained its network of 5,000 optical fibre “eyes” to see its “first light”. DESI is currently undergoing a series of tests, before starting scientific...

Winlight System et le CNRS s’allient pour promouvoir la recherche, les études, la conception et la fabrication de composants dédiés aux optiques à haute performance

In late April 2021, the SuNSS spectrograph that comprises the PFS instrument (Prime Focus Spectrograph), has captured a night sky spectrum for the very first time. A very important milestone has thus been reached for the Kavli Institute for Physics and Universe...

Cleapart-100, the particle deposition rate monitoring device, marketed on Bertin Instruments’ website!

End of October 2019, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) installed on the Mayall Telescope has trained its network of 5,000 optical fibre “eyes” to see its “first light”. DESI is currently undergoing a series of tests, before starting scientific...

PRODUCT RANGES

Optical components

Bertin Winlight offers proven expertise in the manufacture of high-precision plano, spherical and aspherical (on-axis, off-axis or free-form) optical components, as well as X-ray mirrors.

Optronics

By combining our opto-mechanical and electronic skills, we make fully-qualified optronic (electro-optical) products on request.

Calibration & test benches

Bertin Winlight designs calibration and test benches (optics and optronics) capable of aligning, checking and qualifying the optical and photonic aspects of high-performance systems.

Spectroscopy & imaging systems

Bertin Winlight contributes to the development of a number of instruments for large telescopes (VLT, ELT, Keck, Gemini, Subaru, etc.)

Instrumentation for plasma experiments

Bertin Winlight designs and builds x-ray microscopes used in plasma diagnostics for large scientific facilities.

 BERTIN WINLIGHT, THE HIGH-PERFORMANCE OPTICS COMPANY

Founded in 2001, Bertin Winlight is a French company specialized in the design and construction of high-performance optical components, subassemblies and systems, all compatible with the most demanding environments.

Bertin Winlight primarily operates in the space, defense, synchrotron and astronomy sectors. Its technical expertise is recognized worldwide, spanning the design and construction of optical components, complex subassemblies and high-precision test and calibration benches.

The company’s expertise encompasses all steps in the design, development and production of optical systems, including lenses, mirrors and other unique components. In particular, Bertin Winlight deploys proprietary polishing, assembly and testing technologies.

Bertin Winlight was acquired by Bertin Technologies, in 2017. This link-up bolsters its range of optical and mechanical systems for big science facilities, including synchrotrons, telescopes and research reactors, as well as for major space and defense programs. ISO 9001:2015 certified, Bertin Winlight is committed to providing the highest quality to its customers in Europe, Asia and the United States.