8 December 1995 Simple analytic solutions for uniform irradiation of spherical targets
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Proceedings Volume 2633, Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF); (1995) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.228322
Event: Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF), 1995, Monterey, CA, United States
Abstract
It is possible to irradiate spherical targets with perfect uniformity from a finite number of finite aperture beams, provided that the intensity profile of each beam is a square-root function of its radius in the target plane. The consequences of this observation are described, some simple examples of geometries that realize perfect uniformity are presented, and heuristic rules for arranging beams with the appropriate symmetry are defined.
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William W. Simmons, "Simple analytic solutions for uniform irradiation of spherical targets", Proc. SPIE 2633, Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF), (8 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228322; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.228322
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