The role of incidence angle in the laser ablation of a planar target

@article{Scheiner2018TheRO,
  title={The role of incidence angle in the laser ablation of a planar target},
  author={Brett Stanford Scheiner and Mark J. Schmitt},
  journal={Physics of Plasmas},
  year={2018}
}
The effect of the laser ray incidence angle on the mass ablation rate and ablation pressure of planar inertial confinement fusion (ICF) targets is explored using an idealized model. Polar direct drive (PDD) on the National Ignition Facility (NIF) requires the repointing of its 192 beams clustered within 50 degrees of the poles to minimize the imparted polar varying payload kinetic energy of the target. Due to this repointing, non-normal incidence angles of the beam centerlines are encountered… 

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