IRVINE, Calif., March 1, 2013 — Newport Corp. has introduced an ultraviolet beam viewer, the UVU-2A. When the optically clear device is placed into the path of a UV laser, beam characteristics such as laser mode structure, beam shape and beam alignment can be easily observed. The optical glass of the cleanroom-compatible UV beam viewer will glow white-green when exposed to UV radiation. It features a wavelength range of 193 to 355 nm and is suited for the wavelengths of excimer lasers commonly used in semiconductor manufacturing, micromachining and eye surgery. The robust housing provides threaded #8-32 and M4 holes to enable use as a wand or to be mounted on a bench using Newport’s standard posts. With its thin 5-mm profile, the beam viewer can be easily inserted into tight optical setups. The 48.3-mm clear aperture allows the user to readily capture the beam on the optic.