ECE-imaging of the H-mode pedestal

B.J. Tobias, M.E. Austin, J.E. Boom, K.H. Burrell, I.G.J. Classen, C.W. Domier, N.C. Luhmann, R. Nazikian, P.B. Snyder

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A synthetic diagnostic has been developed that reproduces the highly structured electron cyclotron emission (ECE) spectrum radiated from the edge region of H-mode discharges. The modeled dependence on local perturbations of the equilibrium plasma pressure allows for interpretation of ECE data for diagnosis of local quantities. Forward modeling of the diagnostic response in this region allows for improved mapping of the observed fluctuations to flux surfaces within the plasma, allowing for the poloidal mode number of coherent structures to be resolved. In addition, other spectral features that are dependent on both Te and ne contain information about pedestal structure and the electron energy distribution of localized phenomena, such as edge filaments arising during edge-localized mode (ELM) activity.
Original languageEnglish
Article number10E329
Pages (from-to)10E329-1/6
Number of pages6
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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