Carol Hand

Learn More
We demonstrate a robust method of stabilizing a diode laser frequency to an atomic transition. This technique employs the Zeeman shift to generate an antisymmetric signal about a Doppler-broadened atomic resonance, and therefore offers a large recapture range as well as high stability. The frequency of a 780-nm diode laser, stabilized to such a signal in(More)
The majority of the world's coral reefs are in various stages of decline. While a suite of disturbances (overfishing, eutrophication, and global climate change) have been identified, the mechanism(s) of reef system decline remain elusive. Increased microbial and viral loading with higher percentages of opportunistic and specific microbial pathogens have(More)
A robust algorithm is presented for labeling rows and columns in an irregular array. The algorithm is based on hierarchical pattern matching to a local lattice, which is used as a template. Starting from the best local match, the pattern is expanded hierarchically to encompass the entire array. An application to labeling digitized images of an array of(More)
A robust algorithm is presented for labeling rows and columns in an irregular array. The algorithm is based on hierarchical pattern matching to a local lattice which is used as a template. Starting from the best local match, the pattern is expanded hierarchically to encompass the entire array. An application to labeling digitized images of an array of(More)
  • 1