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Title: 2D image of local density and magnetic fluctuations from line-integrated interferometry-polarimetry measurements

Combined polarimetry-interferometry capability permits simultaneous measurement of line-integrated density and Faraday effect with fast time response (∼1 μs) and high sensitivity. Faraday effect fluctuations with phase shift of order 0.05° associated with global tearing modes are resolved with an uncertainty ∼0.01°. For physics investigations, local density fluctuations are obtained by inverting the line-integrated interferometry data. The local magnetic and current density fluctuations are then reconstructed using a parameterized fit of the polarimetry data. Reconstructed 2D images of density and magnetic field fluctuations in a poloidal cross section exhibit significantly different spatial structure. Combined with their relative phase, the magnetic-fluctuation-induced particle transport flux and its spatial distribution are resolved.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22308785
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; CURRENT DENSITY; DENSITY; FARADAY EFFECT; FLUCTUATIONS; IMAGES; INTERFEROMETRY; MAGNETIC FIELDS; NEUTRAL-PARTICLE TRANSPORT; PHASE SHIFT; POLARIMETRY; SENSITIVITY; SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION; TEARING INSTABILITY