Modeling of OXB mode conversion scenario for EBWH/CD experiments in QUEST

Evgeniya Kalinnikova, Hiroshi Idei, Hiroe Igami, Shin Kubo, Atsushi Fukuyama, Hideo Nuga, Hideki Zushi, Kazuaki Hanada

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    The power deposition profiles were analyzed with a multiple ray tracing code for the Electron Bernstein Wave Heating and Current Drive (EBWH/CD) experiments in QUEST. In the EBWH/CD experiments in QUEST, the OXB mode conversion scenario was selected for the plasma current sustainment in the rather low-density case. The algorithm for the wave penetration through evanescent layer beyond a O-mode cutoff position was developed for the multiple-ray analysis. The launching antenna positions were considered to obtain the significant wave absorption in the specific propagating direction for current drive experiments using the developed ray-tracing code.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)505-510+8
    JournalIEEJ Transactions on Fundamentals and Materials
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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