The standalone BeamAlyzer measures the width, ellipticity, profile, position, output power, and optical noise of CW laser beams. Results are displayed in real time on large LED indicators or on a user-supplied VGA monitor. Data can also be accumulated, logged and stored for later analysis. The BeamAlyzer uses multiple scanning knife-edges to scan up to seven independent axes with a resolution of 1 µm. It then employs sophisticated tomographic analysis techniques to mathematically construct two- and three-dimensional contour plots.