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Title: Development of a cross-polarization scattering system for the measurement of internal magnetic fluctuations in the DIII-D tokamak

The design and performance of a new cross-polarization scattering (CPS) system for the localized measurement of internal magnetic fluctuations is presented. CPS is a process whereby magnetic fluctuations scatter incident electromagnetic radiation into a perpendicular polarization which is subsequently detected. A new CPS design that incorporates a unique scattering geometry was laboratory tested, optimized, and installed on the DIII-D tokamak. Plasma tests of signal-to-noise, polarization purity, and frequency response indicate proper functioning of the system. CPS data show interesting features related to internal MHD perturbations known as sawteeth that are not observed on density fluctuations.
Authors:
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  1. Physics and Astronomy Department, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90098 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22308624
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; DENSITY; DISTURBANCES; DOUBLET-3 DEVICE; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; FLUCTUATIONS; MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS; PLASMA; PLASMA IMPURITIES; POLARIZATION; SCATTERING; SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO