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Simple analytic solutions for uniform irradiation of spherical targets
Author(s): William W. Simmons
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Paper 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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Date Published: 8 December 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2633, Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF), (8 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228322
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William W. Simmons, Systems Solutions (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2633:
Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF)
Michel Andre; Howard T. Powell, Editor(s)

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