Calibration methods for ITER core LIDAR

R. Pasqualotto, L. Giudicotti, A. Alfier, M.J. Walsh

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Abstract

The standard technique for the relative calibration in present Thomson scattering diagnostics, can be used in ITER only if the full collection path is included in the calibration: indeed, the in-vessel optics will be exposed to neutron and gamma irradiation and particle flux, that will likely cause a distortion of the spectral transmission curve. The standard scheme would ask to position a diffuser in front of the first collection mirror, e.g. on the protective shutter, and to illuminate it with a light source nearby. Alternatively, a back illumination scheme could be used, with a more efficient retroreflector array. A completely different approach is based on TS measurements from two lasers with different wavelengths: this self-calibrating method does not require any in-vessel tool and will provide both the electron temperature and the relative sensitivity of spectral channels. © 2010 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
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Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Pasqualotto, R., Giudicotti, L., Alfier, A., & Walsh, M. J. (2010). Calibration methods for ITER core LIDAR. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/227/1/012044