Characterization of laser-irradiated co-deposited layers on plasma facing components from a tokamak

An experimental setup and ion diagnostic method for laser-induced fuel removal and decomposition of co-deposited layers on plasma facing components from tokamaks are described. Nd:YAG 3.5 ns pulse laser with a repetition rate of 10 Hz and single-pulse energy of up to 0.8 J at 1.06 μm has been used for irradiation of a graphite limiter tile from the TEXTOR… CONTINUE READING