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# Thomson scattering diagnostic upgrade on DIII-D

AUTHOR(S)
Ponce-Marquez, D. M.; Bray, B. D.; Deterly, T. M.; Liu, C.; Eldon, D.
PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
Review of Scientific Instruments;Oct2010, Vol. 81 Issue 10, p10D525
SOURCE TYPE
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The DIII-D Thomson scattering system has been upgraded. A new data acquisition hardware was installed, adding the capacity for additional spatial channels and longer acquisition times for temperature and density measurements. Detector modules were replaced with faster transimpedance circuitry, increasing the signal-to-noise ratio by a factor of 2. This allows for future expansion to the edge system. A second phase upgrade scheduled for 2010-2011 includes the installation of four 1 J/pulse Nd:YAG lasers at 50 Hz repetition rate. This paper presents the first completed phase of the upgrade and performance comparison between the original system and the upgraded system. The plan for the second phase is also presented.
ACCESSION #
54858058

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