UKAEA Journals

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2012

992A high resolution spectrometer has been used to measure simultaneously plasma impurity ion temperatures and rotational velocities, with submillisecond temporal resolution. The dual requirements of detailed spectral detection and fast time response are satisfied by having two detection systems viewing the same dispersed spectrum. The first is a m…

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2011

Deconvolution of Thomson scattering (TS) profiles is required when the gradient length of the electron temperature ( T e ) or density ( n e ) are comparable to the instrument function length ( R ). The most correct method for deconvolution to obtain underlying T e and n e profiles is by consideration of scattered signals. However, deconvolution at …

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2009

Several improvements to the MAST plant and diagnostics have facilitated new studies advancing the physics basis for ITER and DEMO, as well as for future spherical tokamaks. Using the increased heating capabilities PNBI ≤ 3.8 MWH-mode at Ip = 1.2 MA was accessed showing that the energy confinement on MAST scales more weakly with Ip and more strong…

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2008

A new infrared Thomson scattering system has been designed for the MAST tokamak. The system will measure at 120 spatial points with 10 mm resolution across the plasma. Eight 30 Hz 1.6 J Nd:YAG lasers will be combined to produce a sampling rate of 240 Hz. The lasers will follow separate parallel beam paths to the MAST vessel. Scattered light will b…

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2008

A multichord motional Stark effect MSE system has recently been built on the MAST tokamak. In MAST the π and σ lines of the MSE spectrum overlap due to the low magnetic field typical for present day spherical tokamaks. Also, the field curvature results in a large change in the pitch angle over the observation volume. The measured polarization ang…

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2006

A major upgrade to the charge exchange recombination spectroscopy system on MAST has recently been implemented. The new system consists of a high-throughput spectrometer coupled to a total of 224 spatial channels, including toroidal and poloidal views of both neutral heating beams on MAST. Radial resolution is 1 cm, comparable to the ion Larmor rad…

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2006

Exploiting the motional Stark effect MSE in the low magnetic fields of spherical tokamaks such as MAST is complicated by the Doppler smearing of the relatively closely spaced Stark components. Extensive modeling of MSE spectra and the subsequent polarized fraction 20% of spectrally filtered light and signal to noice ratios have been performed takin…

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2006

The maximum temperature expected in ITER is in the region of 40 keV and the minimum average density of approximately 310 19 m -3 is also expected. The proven capability, convenience, and port occupancy of the LIDAR Thomson scattering approach, demonstrated on JET, makes it an excellent candidate for ITER. Nonetheless, there are formidable design ch…

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2006

A new edge Thomson scattering diagnostic has been implemented at MAST to complement an existing high spatial resolution ruby laser system and the high time sampling core Nd:YAG system. The Nd:YAG system comprises of four independently controllable lasers. Scattered light from these lasers is viewed at large scattering angle 153° by a special optic…

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2004

Both ruby laser ( 300 points ) and NdYAG laser ( 19 points ) Thomson scattering systems are used on MAST. Fast nonlinear optical switching shunts laser beams from the four 50 Hz NdYAG lasers to obtain coaxial plasma illumination. The technique allows for future expandability to many laser systems. The ruby laser system is used in parallel. A broadb…

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