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Title: Full-wave feasibility study of magnetic diagnostic based on O-X mode conversion and oblique reflectometry imaging

An innovative millimeter wave diagnostic is proposed to measure the local magnetic field and the edge current as a function of the minor radius in the pedestal region. The idea behind such diagnostic is to localize and characterize a direction of reduced reflectivity at the O-mode cutoff layer. We modeled the wave scattering and mode-conversion processes by means of the finite-element COMSOL Multiphysics code in two dimensions (2D). Sensitivity studies were performed for parameters mocking up DIII-D plasmas. Simulations confirmed the presence of a minimum in reflectivity of an externally injected O-mode beam, and confirmed that this minimum depends on the magnetic field at the cutoff, as expected from the OX mode conversion physics. This study gives confidence in the feasibility of the diagnostic.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. ORAU, Oak Ridge, Tennessee (United States)
  2. IMSOL-X, San Diego, California (United States)
  3. Columbia University, New York, New York (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22263904
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1580; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 20. topical conference on radiofrequency power in plasmas, Sorrento (Italy), 25-28 Jun 2013; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; DOUBLET-3 DEVICE; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; FINITE ELEMENT METHOD; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MODE CONVERSION; PLASMA SIMULATION; REFLECTIVITY; SCATTERING; SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS