Two new methods are proposed for the simultaneous determination of the Cotton-Mouton and the Faraday effects in a magnetized plasma from direct measurements of phase only, which are preferable to amplitude measurements since they do not require detector calibrations and allow better signal-to-noise ratios. The present methods can achieve frequencies up to hundreds of kHz, much higher than with a previously proposed method. The choice between the two alternative methods is dictated by practical considerations and is briefly discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Condensed Matter Physics
Segre, S. E., & Zanza, V. (2004). High-frequency polarimetric measurement of both electron density and poloidal magnetic field in Tokamaks. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 46(7), 1087 - 1094. https://doi.org/10.1088/0741-3335/46/7/008