Accession Number : ADA138944

Title :   Absolutely Uniform Illumination of Laser Fusion Pellets.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Schmitt,A J

PDF Url : ADA138944

Report Date : 17 Feb 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Absolutely uniform illumination of spherical laser fusion pellets is possible when the energy deposition from a single laser beam is given by a simple cos 3 theta distribution. Conditions can be derived for which the laser beam targeting angles allow this absolute illumination uniformity. Configurations based upon the cube and higher order Platonic solids satisfy the constraints, as well as an infinite class of other less symmetric configurations. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Laser beams, *Laser applications, *Illumination, *Pellets, *Computations, Laser welding, Energy, Deposition, Configurations

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE