Protection of the DIII-D Vessel, Diagnostics and Windows from Microwaves Injected by the ECH/ECCD System
General Atomics, 3550 General Atomics Ct. San Diego, California, USA
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Published online: 25 March 2019
The ECH/ECCD system on DIII-D benefits from protective measures set in place in order to reduce the likelihood of refracted rf power potentially reaching sensitive areas of the vacuum vessel or diagnostics. In addition to installation of shutters and valves, a density interlock prevents the rf injection into overdense plasma. Visible light cameras, light detectors, Langmuir probes and reflected power sniffers complete the array of diagnostics used for EC protection. Besides the 110 GHz gyrotron, a new higher frequency gyrotron at 117.5 GHz was added to the system during the 2018 experimental campaign. The new frequency allows for operation at higher plasma density and with better current drive efficiency at higher magnetic field than for 110 GHz. Injection in O-mode was used in some of the high density plasmas where the X-mode is refracted.
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