1 Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark2 Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy, Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark3 National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark4 Max Planck Institute5 University of Seville6 University of California, Irvine
Fast ions play an important role in heating the plasma in a magnetic confinement fusion device. Fast-ion Dα(FIDA) spectroscopy diagnoses fast ions in small measurement volumes. Spectra measured by a FIDA diagnostic can be related to the 2D fast-ion velocity distribution function. A single FIDA view probes certain regions in velocity-space, determined by the geometry of the set-up. Exploiting this, the fast-ion distribution function can be inferred using a velocity-space tomography method. This poster contains a tomography calculated from measured spectra from three different FIDA views at ASDEX Upgrade. The quality of the tomography improves with the number of FIDA views simultaneously measuring the same volume. To investigate the potential benefits of including additional views (up to 18), tomographies are inferred from synthetic spectra calculated from a simulated distribution function. The number of experimentally available views can be increased by combining different types of diagnostics in a joint velocity-space tomography. Using this, up to 7 views are available at ASDEX Upgrade from 2014.
American Physical Society. Bulletin, 2013, Vol 58, Issue 16
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55th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, 2013