Motional Stark effect diagnostic pilot experiment for MAST
2006 (English)In: Review of Scientific Instruments, ISSN 0034-6748, E-ISSN 1089-7623, Vol. 77, no 10, 10E905- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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 (similar to 20%) of spectrally filtered light and signal to noice ratios have been performed taking account of real experimental conditions including neutral beam parameters, port sizes, optical losses, filter characteristics, etc. A design is selected which uses high throughput interference filters (0.1 nm bandpass ) for separation of the spectral components. An accuracy of similar to 0.5 degrees S compared with typically 15 degrees is estimated for field angle measurements. The design allows for early implementation, starting with a pilot two chord system, and for an economic expansion to a multiplicity of chords. Matching the Doppler shifted D-alpha from the beam neutrals will be accomplished by a combination of filter selection and fine-tuning of the beam voltage. Avoiding filter tuning in the design greatly simplifies the diagnostic. Calibration results of the diagnostic support the calculations.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 77, no 10, 10E905- p.
Calibration, Doppler effect, Magnetic fields, Optical filters, Signal to noise ratio, Tokamak devices
Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-6555DOI: 10.1063/1.2220475ISI: 000241722800138ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33750526497OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-6555DiVA: diva2:11300
Conference: 16th Topical Conference on High-Temperature Plasma Diagnostics. Williamsburg, VA. MAY 07-11, 2006
QC 20100907.2006-12-112006-12-112015-04-13Bibliographically approved