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A millimeter-wave two-dimensional imaging array has been fabricated in order to diagnose the plug-cell plasma of the GAMMA 10 tandem mirror. The heterodyne system with two separate sources enables the measurement of density and electron cyclotron emission (ECE) in one plasma shot. The interferometer successfully measures the time evolution of the axial and radial line-density profiles with phase resolution less than 1/200 fringe and spatial resolution of 16 mm in the vertical direction and 5 mm in the horizontal one. It is shown that the Abel-inverted density profiles are changed due to the injection of electron-cyclotron-resonance heating at the plug/barrier cells and central cell. The axial and radial dependence of the second-harmonic ECE emitted from hot electrons produced in barrier region is observed simultaneously. The fluctuation spectra of the ECE signals are compared with those obtained from the far-forward scattering diagnostic system. © 1997 American Institute of Physics.