February 5, 2014 — San Francisco, CA— Ophir Photonics, global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, today announced the newest version of BeamWatch™ at PhotonicsWest 2014. BeamWatch is a non-contact, focus spot size and position monitor for very high power YAG and fiber lasers used in material processing applications, such as automotive and aerospace manufacturing. Because there is no contact with the laser beam, the system has no power restriction and has been successfully tested on high power lasers up to 100kW. BeamWatch now features an algorithm that optimizes the measurement window. This removes imprecise, manual judgments from the process and improves the overall precision of measurements.