February 6, 2014 - San Francisco, CA— Ophir Photonics, global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, today announced the newest version of BeamGage® at PhotonicsWest 2014. BeamGage 6.1 is a state-of-the-art beam profiling system that performs extensive data acquisition and analysis of laser beam parameters, such as beam size, shape, uniformity, divergence, mode content, and expected power distribution. The new version features a major upgrade of the computation engine to improve cycle time, responsiveness of the user interface, and enhance the ability to work with apertures and partitions. This improves the performance and speed of the software, especially when analyzing different beams or sources of light (e.g. LEDs, optic fibers, etc.), and for heavy computations, such as measuring multiple beam profiles, comparing key statistics, and 3D viewing in real-time. BeamGage also features a new strip chart function that allows for zooming and panning, charting of partitions, and storing 10,000+ data points with no decrease in performance.