To investigate the uniformity of compression of spherical targets irradiated with high-energy CO2 lasers, an array of pinhole cameras has been set up to obtain 2-D views from four different directions. To reconstruct the 3-D source we have devised a computer code based on a maximum entropy algorithm. With synthetic input data the code gives acceptable reconstructions provided the source is smooth and has a simple shape. We present a set of serial slices through the reconstructed x-ray emission distribution in a glass microsphere imploded with the LASL two-beam CO2 laser.
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G. N. Minerbo, J. G. Sanderson, D. B. van Hulsteyn, and P. Lee, "Three-dimensional reconstruction of the x-ray emission in laser imploded targets," Appl. Opt. 19, 1723-1728 (1980)