Derivation of the pure Faraday and Cotton-Mouton effects when polarimetric effects in a tokamak are large

S.E. Segre, V. Zanza

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When polarimetric effects are large the Cotton-Mouton and Faraday effects do not combine linearly and it is not possible to separate exactly the pure Cotton-Mouton effect W1 and the pure Faraday effect, W3. Four alternative approximate expressions for W1 and W3 in terms of measurable quantities are examined for tokamak configurations. Two of these approximations proposed recently are found to be preferable, some previous statements concerning them are corrected and the errors incurred by their use are evaluated. © 2006 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339 - 351
Number of pages13
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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