Overview of LH Operation at JET

Overview of LH Operation at JET

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Overview of LH Operation at JET

In this report key aspects of Lower Hybrid Current Drive (LHCD) operation at JET are presented. Amplitude and broadening of the Radio Frequency (RF) spectrum at about 3.7GHz and the frequency shift of the lower sideband were analyzed by means of new diagnostic utilizing RF spectra measurements. Dependencies on plasma density, LH power and the toroidal magnetic field were studied. Plasma rotation profiles with and without LH power were investigated. Power deposition and Current Drive (CD) profiles were assessed by means of a new Ray Tracing / Fokker Planck (RT/FP) code. Significant progress in a number of technological issues including the new supplementary arc protection system based on a visible camera imaging system and operation of the system with waveguides filled with N2 instead of greenhouse SF6 gas was achieved.

Collection:
Journals
Journal:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Publisher:
AIP
Published date:
12/01/2015