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Conference Papers Year : 2019

1 µs broadband frequency sweeping reflectometry for plasma density and fluctuation profile measurements

Abstract

Frequency swept reflectometry has reached the symbolic value of 1 µs sweeping time, this performance has been made possible due to an improved control of the ramp voltage driving the frequency source. In parallel, the memory depth of the 1 Gs/s acquisition system has been upgraded and can provide up to 200 000 density profiles during a plasma discharge. Additionally, improvements regarding the trigger delay determination for the acquisition, which needs to be precisely set and the frequency sweep linearity required by this ultra-fast technique along with the stability of the ramp voltage driving the VCOs, have been made. While this diagnostic is traditionally dedicated to the density profile measurement, such a fast sweeping rate can provide the study of fast plasma events and turbulence with unprecedented time and radial resolution from the edge to the core and thus compete with the fixed frequency systems. Experimental results obtained on ASDEX Upgrade plasmas will be presented to demonstrate the performances of the diagnostic.
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cea-02289203 , version 1 (16-09-2019)

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F. Clairet, C. Bottereau, A. Medvedeva, D. Molina, G. D. Conway, et al.. 1 µs broadband frequency sweeping reflectometry for plasma density and fluctuation profile measurements. 14th International reflectometry workshop, May 2019, Lausanne, Switzerland. pp.1453 - 1454. ⟨cea-02289203⟩
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