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

Abstract

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. Furthermore, 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.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3]; ORCiD logo [3];  [2];  [2]; ORCiD logo [4]
  1. Oak Ridge Associated 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:
Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Contributing Org.:
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
OSTI Identifier:
1350535
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1287042; OSTI ID: 1372083
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-09CH11466; AC05-00OR22725; FC02-04ER54698
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 87; Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; plasma diagnostics; charge exchange reactions; particle distribution functions; image sensors; Maxwell equations

Citation Formats

Chrystal, C., Burrell, K. H., Grierson, B. A., Haskey, S. R., Groebner, R. J., Kaplan, D. H., and Briesemeister, A. Improved edge charge exchange recombination spectroscopy in DIII-D. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4958915.
Chrystal, C., Burrell, K. H., Grierson, B. A., Haskey, S. R., Groebner, R. J., Kaplan, D. H., & Briesemeister, A. Improved edge charge exchange recombination spectroscopy in DIII-D. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4958915.
Chrystal, C., Burrell, K. H., Grierson, B. A., Haskey, S. R., Groebner, R. J., Kaplan, D. H., and Briesemeister, A. Tue . "Improved edge charge exchange recombination spectroscopy in DIII-D". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4958915. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1350535.
@article{osti_1350535,
title = {Improved edge charge exchange recombination spectroscopy in DIII-D},
author = {Chrystal, C. and Burrell, K. H. and Grierson, B. A. and Haskey, S. R. and Groebner, R. J. and Kaplan, D. H. and Briesemeister, A.},
abstractNote = {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. Furthermore, 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.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4958915},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 11,
volume = 87,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {8}
}

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