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22-27 October 2018
Mahatma Mandir Conference Centre
Asia/Kolkata timezone

Integration of Thomson scattering and laser-induced fluorescence in ITER divertor: engineering and performance analysis

22 Oct 2018, 18:00
Mahatma Mandir Conference Centre

Mahatma Mandir Conference Centre

Gandhinagar (nearest Airport: Ahmedabad), India
Oral FIP - Fusion Engineering, Integration and Power Plant Design FIP/1 ITER Technology


Dr Eugene Mukhin (Ioffe Institute)


This paper describes the benefits and challenges of divertor Thomson scattering 55.C4 (DTS) and laser-induced fluorescence 55.EA (LIF) integration in the divertor port #8 of ITER. One of the main challenges for the DTS system is to measure extremely low electron temperatures in the vicinity of the divertor plates. The cool and dense divertor plasma leads to pronounced collective effects and significant distortions of the TS spectra. Therefore, standard TS signal processing, valid for light scattering on a swarm of free electrons, is already not valid. To examine the real DTS performance, we apply a special simulation technique based on synthetic experiments. The estimated measurement accuracies of electron temperature and density are quite better than the specified technical requirements, in spite of the pronounced collective effects. On the contrary, in the case of low electron density, when the classical TS spectrum is expected, the diagnostics performance degrades significantly, though still satisfying the technical requirements. Currently, the LIF diagnostic is to measure density of Helium atoms with a collisional-radiative model (CRM) describing a relation between the fluorescence and plasma parameters. Required for CRM electron parameters are taken from DTS diagnostics. The temporal forms of the Helium fluorescence are dependent on electron parameters and the pumping laser pulse characteristics. Therefore, LIF can measure electron density in the range of 10^18 10^20 m^-3 analyzing the temporal behavior of Hellium fluorescence with the Helium CRM. This technique helps to expand the measurable range of electron density. The main advantage of this LIF measurements is that calibration of the collection system spectral and / or absolute sensitivity is not required, contrary to the DTS approach. Both DTS and LIF are laser aided diagnostics; hence, it seems attractive to develop universal laser and probing optics, which is the most sophisticated and expensive part of any ITER optical diagnostics. The engineering solutions discussed and challenges of the DTS and LIF integration includes collinear combination of DTS and LIF lasers, laser mirrors, collection mirrors, etc. Although the proposed solutions are considered in terms of ITER divertor compatibility, their use in currently operating magnetic confinement devices is also under discussion.
Country or International Organization Russian Federation
Paper Number FIP/1-5

Primary author

Dr Eugene Mukhin (Ioffe Institute)


Dr Alexander Bazhenov (Ioffe Institute) Mr Alexander Chernakov (Spectral-Tech ZAO) Mr Alexander Koval (Ioffe Institute) Mr Alexey Gorbunov (Kurchatov Institute) Mr Alexey Razdobarin (Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences) Dr Andrei S. Kukushkin (ITER Organization) Mr Andrey Litvinov (Ioffe Institute) Mr Anton Chernakov (Spectral-Tech ZAO) Mr Artem Dmitriev (Ioffe Institute) Mr Denis Elets (Ioffe Institute) Dr Dmitry Samsonov (Ioffe Institute) Dr Evgeny Berik (ESTLA Ltd) Dr George Vayakis (ITER) Dr Gleb Kurskiev (Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences) Mr Ivan Bukreev (Ioffe Institute) Dr Konstantin Y. Vukolov (Kurchatov Institute) Dr Mark Kempenaars (ITER Organization) Dr Marya Levashova (Kurchatov Institute) Dr Michael Walsh (ITER Organization) Dr Mikhail Kochergin (ITER Organization) Mr Nikita Babinov (Ioffe Institute) Mr Paul Chernakov (Spectral-Tech ZAO) Dr Philip Andrew (ITER Organization) Mr Sergey Masyukevich (Ioffe Institute) Dr Sergey Tolstyakov (Ioffe Institute) Dr Valery Lisitsa (Kurchatov Institute) Dr Valery Solovey (Ioffe Institute) Mr Vladimir Solokha (Ioffe Institute)

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