Two dimensional density and its fluctuation measurements by using phase imaging method in GAMMA 10.

Abstract

Two dimensional (2D) plasma image analysis is useful to study the improvement of plasma confinement in magnetically confined fusion plasmas. We have constructed a 2D interferometer system with phase imaging method for studying 2D plasma density distribution and its fluctuation measurement in the tandem mirror GAMMA 10. 2D profiles of electron density and its fluctuation have been successfully obtained by using this 2D phase imaging system. We show that 2D plasma density and fluctuation profiles clearly depends on the axial confining potential formation with application of plug electron cyclotron heating in GAMMA 10.

DOI: 10.1063/1.3464577

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@article{Yoshikawa2010TwoDD, title={Two dimensional density and its fluctuation measurements by using phase imaging method in GAMMA 10.}, author={Masayuki Yoshikawa and S Negishi and Yoshihito Shima and Hitoshi Hojo and Atsushi Mase and Yuichiro Kogi and Takao Imai}, journal={The Review of scientific instruments}, year={2010}, volume={81 10}, pages={10D514} }