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A new B-dot probe-based diagnostic for amplitude, polarization, and wavenumber measurements of ion cyclotron range-of frequency fields on ASDEX Upgrade

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A new B-dot probe-based diagnostic has been installed on an ASDEX Upgrade tokamak to characterize ion cyclotron range-of frequency (ICRF) wave generation and interaction with magnetized plasma. The diagnostic consists of a field-aligned array of B-dot probes, oriented to measure fast and slow ICRF wave fields and their field-aligned wavenumber (k(//)) spectrum on the low field side of ASDEX Upgrade. A thorough description of the diagnostic and the supporting electronics is provided. In order to compare the measured dominant wavenumber of the local ICRF fields with the expected spectrum of the launched ICRF waves, in-air near-field measurements were performed on the newly installed 3-strap ICRF antenna to reconstruct the dominant launched toroidal wavenumbers (k(tor)). Measurements during a strap current phasing scan in tokamak discharges reveal an upshift in k(//) as strap phasing is moved away from the dipole configuration. This result is the opposite of the k(tor) trend expected from in-air near-field measurements; however, the near-field based reconstruction routine does not account for the effect of induced radiofrequency (RF) currents in the passive antenna structures. The measured exponential increase in the local ICRF wave field amplitude is in agreement with the upshifted k(//), as strap phasing moves away from the dipole configuration. An examination of discharges heated with two ICRF antennas simultaneously reveals the existence of beat waves at 1 kHz, as expected from the difference of the two antennas' operating frequencies. Beats are observed on both the fast and the slow wave probes suggesting that the two waves are coupled outside the active antennas. Although the new diagnostic shows consistent trends between the amplitude and the phase measurements in response to changes applied by the ICRF antennas, the disagreement with the in-air near-field measurements remains. An electromagnetic model is currently under development to address this issue. (C) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC.

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Ochoukov, R, V Bobkov, H Faugel, H Fuenfgelder, and Jean-Marie Noterdaeme. 2015. “A New B-dot Probe-based Diagnostic for Amplitude, Polarization, and Wavenumber Measurements of Ion Cyclotron Range-of Frequency Fields on ASDEX Upgrade.” Review of Scientific Instruments 86 (11).
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Ochoukov, R., Bobkov, V., Faugel, H., Fuenfgelder, H., & Noterdaeme, J.-M. (2015). A new B-dot probe-based diagnostic for amplitude, polarization, and wavenumber measurements of ion cyclotron range-of frequency fields on ASDEX Upgrade. REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, 86(11).
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Ochoukov R, Bobkov V, Faugel H, Fuenfgelder H, Noterdaeme J-M. A new B-dot probe-based diagnostic for amplitude, polarization, and wavenumber measurements of ion cyclotron range-of frequency fields on ASDEX Upgrade. REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS. Melville: Amer Inst Physics; 2015;86(11).
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Ochoukov, R et al. “A New B-dot Probe-based Diagnostic for Amplitude, Polarization, and Wavenumber Measurements of Ion Cyclotron Range-of Frequency Fields on ASDEX Upgrade.” REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS 86.11 (2015): n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {A new B-dot probe-based diagnostic has been installed on an ASDEX Upgrade tokamak to characterize ion cyclotron range-of frequency (ICRF) wave generation and interaction with magnetized plasma. The diagnostic consists of a field-aligned array of B-dot probes, oriented to measure fast and slow ICRF wave fields and their field-aligned wavenumber (k(//)) spectrum on the low field side of ASDEX Upgrade. A thorough description of the diagnostic and the supporting electronics is provided. In order to compare the measured dominant wavenumber of the local ICRF fields with the expected spectrum of the launched ICRF waves, in-air near-field measurements were performed on the newly installed 3-strap ICRF antenna to reconstruct the dominant launched toroidal wavenumbers (k(tor)). Measurements during a strap current phasing scan in tokamak discharges reveal an upshift in k(//) as strap phasing is moved away from the dipole configuration. This result is the opposite of the k(tor) trend expected from in-air near-field measurements; however, the near-field based reconstruction routine does not account for the effect of induced radiofrequency (RF) currents in the passive antenna structures. The measured exponential increase in the local ICRF wave field amplitude is in agreement with the upshifted k(//), as strap phasing moves away from the dipole configuration. An examination of discharges heated with two ICRF antennas simultaneously reveals the existence of beat waves at 1 kHz, as expected from the difference of the two antennas' operating frequencies. Beats are observed on both the fast and the slow wave probes suggesting that the two waves are coupled outside the active antennas. Although the new diagnostic shows consistent trends between the amplitude and the phase measurements in response to changes applied by the ICRF antennas, the disagreement with the in-air near-field measurements remains. An electromagnetic model is currently under development to address this issue. (C) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC.},
  articleno    = {115112},
  author       = {Ochoukov, R and Bobkov, V and Faugel, H and Fuenfgelder, H and Noterdaeme, Jean-Marie},
  issn         = {0034-6748},
  journal      = {REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {11},
  pages        = {7},
  publisher    = {Amer Inst Physics},
  title        = {A new B-dot probe-based diagnostic for amplitude, polarization, and wavenumber measurements of ion cyclotron range-of frequency fields on ASDEX Upgrade},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4935833},
  volume       = {86},
  year         = {2015},
}

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