TITLE

Measurements of the internal magnetic field on DIII-D using intensity and spacing of the motional Stark multiplet

AUTHOR(S)
Pablant, N. A.; Burrell, K. H.; Groebner, R. J.; Kaplan, D. H.; Holcomb, C. T.
PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
Review of Scientific Instruments;Oct2008, Vol. 79 Issue 10, p10F517
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We describe a version of a motional Stark effect (MSE) diagnostic based on the relative line intensities and spacing of Stark split Dα emission from the neutral beams. This system, named B-Stark, has been recently installed on the DIII-D tokamak. To find the magnetic pitch angle, we use the ratio of the intensities of the π3 and σ1 lines. These lines originate from the same upper level and so are not dependent on the level populations. In future devices, such as ITER, this technique may have advantages over diagnostics based on MSE polarimetry. We have done an optimization of the viewing direction for the available ports on DIII-D to choose the installation location. With this placement, we have a near optimal viewing angle of 59.6° from the vertical direction. All hardware has been installed for one chord, and we have been routinely taking data since January 2007. We fit the spectra using a simple Stark model in which the upper level populations of the Dα transition are treated as free variables. The magnitude and direction of the magnetic field obtained using this diagnostic technique compare well with measurements from MSE polarimetry and EFIT.
ACCESSION #
35150047

 

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