The polarization of electron cyclotron emission spectra in the Large Helical Device

P. C. De Vries, K. Kawahata, Y. Nagayama, H. Sasao, S. Inagaki, K. Nagasaki

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Electron cyclotron emission (ECE) can be used to determine the electron temperature profile in magnetized plasmas. The complex structure of the magnetic field configuration in the Large Helical Device (LHD) [M. Fujiwara et al., S. Fusion Energy 15, 7 (1996)] complicates the analysis of the ECE spectrum. The magnetic field is a nonmonotonous function of the radius and has a very large shear. The effects of the magnetic-field shear on the polarization of the ECE spectrum have been numerically and experimentally analyzed. For a high enough density (ne> 1.0×1019m-3) the polarization is found to rotate with the sheared magnetic field, yielding only a negligible mode conversion. Experiments on the polarization have been carried out at LHD. X-mode emission was detected under a specific angle, in agreement with the numerical predictions. The elliptically polarized ECE emission showed a very strong O-mode component (70% of X-mode), that can be attributed to the effect of wall reflections.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)3707-3713
ページ数7
ジャーナルPhysics of Plasmas
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DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 9 2000
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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