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Title: Improved edge charge exchange recombination spectroscopy in DIII-D

The charge exchange recombination spectroscopy diagnostic on the DIII-D tokamak has been upgraded with the addition of more high radial resolution view chords near the edge of the plasma ( r/a > 0.8). The additional views are diagnosed with the same number of spectrometers by placing fiber optics side-by-side at the spectrometer entrance with a precise separation that avoids wavelength shifted crosstalk without the use of bandpass filters. The new views improve measurement of edge impurity parameters in steep gradient, H-mode plasmas with many different shapes. The number of edge view chords with 8 mm radial separation has increased from 16 to 38.As a result, new fused silica fibers have improved light throughput and clarify the observation of non-Gaussian spectra that suggest the ion distribution function can be non-Maxwellian in low collisionality plasmas.
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  1. Oak Ridge Assoc. Univ., Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)
  3. Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
  4. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725; AC02-09CH11466; FC02-04ER54698
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 87; Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States); General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Contributing Orgs:
Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831, USA Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543-0451, USA Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831, USA
Country of Publication:
United States
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; plasma diagnostics; charge exchange reactions; particle distribution functions; image sensors; Maxwell equations; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
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Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1287042; OSTI ID: 1372083