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Title: Instrumentation for a multichord motional Stark effect diagnostic in KSTAR

The motional Stark effect (MSE) diagnostic is used to measure the radial magnetic pitch angle profile in neutral beam heated plasmas. This information is used to calculate the safety factor, q, with magnetic equilibrium reconstruction codes such as EFIT. The MSE diagnostic is important during active shaping of the q profile to optimize confinement and stability, and it has become a key diagnostic in high performance tokamaks. A multichord photo-elastic modulator (PEM) based MSE system is being developed for a real-time plasma current profile control in Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR). The PEM-based approach is a standard method that measures the polarization direction of a single Stark line with narrow tunable bandpass filters. A tangential view of the heating beam provides good spatial resolution of 1–3 cm, which provides an opportunity to install 25 spatial channels spanning the major radius from 1.74 m to 2.84 m. Application of real-time control is a long-term technical goal after commissioning the diagnostic in KSTAR, which is expected in 2015. In this paper, we describe the design of this newly-constructed multichord MSE diagnostic in KSTAR.
Authors:
;  [1] ; ;  [2]
  1. National Fusion Research Institute, Yuseong, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of)
  2. Eindhoven University of Technology, 5612 AZ, Eindhoven (Netherlands)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22308614
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 85; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; BEAMS; DESIGN; ELECTRIC CURRENTS; FILTERS; HOT PLASMA; INCLINATION; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; PLASMA CONFINEMENT; PLASMA INSTABILITY; POLARIZATION; REPUBLIC OF KOREA; SPATIAL RESOLUTION; STARK EFFECT; TOKAMAK DEVICES