High-frequency polarimetric measurement of both electron density and poloidal magnetic field in Tokamaks

S.E. Segre, V. Zanza

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1087 - 1094
Number of pages8
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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