Verification of doppler coherence imaging for 2D ion velocity measurements on DIII-D

C. M. Samuell, S. L. Allen, W. H. Meyer, R. C. Isler, A. Briesemeister, R. S. Wilcox, C. J. Lasnier, A. G. McLean, J. Howard

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    Coherence Imaging Spectroscopy (CIS) has emerged as a powerful tool for investigating complex ion phenomena in the boundary of magnetically confined plasma devices. The combination of Fourier-transform interferometry and high-resolution fast-framing cameras has made it possible to make sensitive velocity measurements that are also spatially resolved. However, this sensitivity makes the diagnostic vulnerable to environmental effects including thermal drifts, vibration, and magnetic fields that can influence the velocity measurement. Additionally, the ability to provide an absolute calibration for these geometries can be impacted by differences in the light-collection geometry between the plasma and reference light source, spectral impurities, and the presence of thin-films on in-vessel optics. This paper discusses the mitigation of these effects and demonstration that environmental effects result in less than 0.5 km/s error on the DIII-D CIS systems. A diagnostic comparison is used to demonstrate agreement between CIS and traditional spectroscopy once tomographic artifacts are accounted for.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number093502
    JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2018


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