Heather W. Messenger

Executive Editor

Heather W. Messenger (1955-1998) was Executive Editor for Laser Focus World.

Lasers & Sources

Double-digit growth spurs laser markets to record volumes

An ancient Chinese proverb cautions: "Be careful what you wish for," as it may come true.

Multibillion-dollar optoelectronics market makes the mark

Careful readers of the cover of Laser Focus World notice what we call the tag line above the logo: ADVANCES IN OPTICS, ELECTRO-OPTICS, AND OPTOELECTRONICS.

Mars comes down to Earth

For more than 30 years, lasers and their associated technologies have had strong ties with both the space program and the general aerospace industry. And many news stories about...