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Side emissions during EC injection for PDI studies in FTU tokamak

Bruschi A.; Alessi A.; Baiocchi B.; Bin W.; D’Arcangelo O.; Fanale F.; Figini L.; Galperti C.; Garavaglia S.; Gittini G.; Granucci G.; Grosso G.; Lubyako L.; Mazzotta C.; Mellera V.; Moro A.; Orsitto F.; Pallotta F.; Rocchi G.; Simonetto A.; Tartari U.; Tudisco O.

The evidence of Parametric Decay Instabilities (PDI) excited by the ECH power injected in O-Mode has been explored in FTU Tokamak, using the Collective Thomson Scattering (CTS) diagnostic. The experiments show evidences to support the hypothesis of low-threshold excitation of waves generated by PDI mechanisms, formerly proposed in the case of 2nd harmonic X-mode injection in TEXTOR and ASDEX-U. Theoretical analysis predicts low-threshold parametric decay also for O-mode pump-wave injection, which can be injected in FTU at frequencies close to the first Harmonic EC resonance. Experiments were made at different magnetic fields, injecting the 140 GHz probe and observing the emission from the second antenna of the EC launcher in poloidally symmetric and asymmetric configurations, in presence of MHD islands. The signal is detected by the CTS radiometers, with a fast digitizer allowing the spectral reconstruction at very fine time and frequency scales. Different types of emissions are studied in detail, comparing them with the magnetic island rotation frequency in different plasma conditions. In order to locate the plasma volume originating the emissions, a new antenna and receiving line has been installed.

ID 405158
DOI 10.1051/epjconf/201920302005
PRODUCT TYPE Conference Proceeding
LAST UPDATE 2023-02-07T15:58:20Z
TITLE Implementation of activities described in the Roadmap to Fusion during Horizon 2020 through a Joint programme of the members of the EUROfusion consortium