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Calibration techniques for fast-ion Dαdiagnostics

  • Author(s): Heidbrink, WW
  • Bortolon, A
  • Muscatello, CM
  • Ruskov, E
  • Grierson, BA
  • Podestá, M
  • et al.

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https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4732060Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License
Abstract

Fast-ion Dαmeasurements are an application of visible charge-exchange recombination (CER) spectroscopy that provide information about the energetic ion population. Like other CER diagnostics, the standard intensity calibration is obtained with an integrating sphere during a vacuum vessel opening. An alternative approach is to create plasmas where the fast-ion population is known, then calculate the expected signals with a synthetic diagnostic code. The two methods sometimes agree well but are discrepant in other cases. Different background subtraction techniques and simultaneous measurements of visible bremsstrahlung and of beam emission provide useful checks on the calibrations and calculations. © 2012 American Institute of Physics.

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