Coherence imaging of scrape-off-layer and divertor impurity flows in the Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak (invited)

S. A. Silburn, J. R. Harrison, J. Howard, K. J. Gibson, H. Meyer, C. A. Michael, R. M. Sharples

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    Abstract

    A new coherence imaging Doppler spectroscopy diagnostic has been deployed on the UK's Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak for scrape-off-layer and divertor impurity flow measurements. The system has successfully obtained 2D images of C III, C II, and He II line-of-sight flows, in both the lower divertor and main scrape-off-layer. Flow imaging has been obtained at frame rates up to 1 kHz, with flow resolution of around 1 km/s and spatial resolution better than 1 cm, over a 40° field of view. C III data have been tomographically inverted to obtain poloidal profiles of the parallel impurity flow in the divertor under various conditions. In this paper we present the details of the instrument design, operation, calibration, and data analysis as well as a selection of flow imaging results which demonstrate the diagnostic's capabilities.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number11D703
    JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
    Volume85
    Issue number11
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014

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