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Electron Cyclotron emission diagnostics for helical plasma in the large helical device

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5 Author(s)
Y. Nagayama ; Large Helical Device Group, Nat. Inst. for Fusion Sci., Toki, Japan ; K. Kawahata ; S. Inagaki ; T. Morisaki
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Electron cyclotron emission (ECE) diagnostics have been developed in the large helical device (LHD). The ECE is transmitted over 80 m from the antenna to the spectrometer with the corrugated waveguide system, which has a low transmission loss (∼30%). The polarization of ECE is identical for all frequencies, while the field angle varies from -40° to +30° on the ECE sight line. The ECE temperature measured by the Michelson, which is calibrated with a hot source, agrees well with Thomson scattering measurement in a wide range of the electron density. Magnetic island formation is investigated using the electron temperature profile measured with the Michelson. The radiometer is cross-calibrated to the Michelson and is employed for the study of fast phenomena, such as the sawtooth oscillation. Besides the normal ECE, tangential ECE is investigated in LHD in order to explore the potential of ECE diagnostics.

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IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science  (Volume:32 ,  Issue: 4 )