The paper presents a study of Faraday rotation (FR) angle and Cotton-Mouton (CM) phase shift measurements to determine their mutual interaction and the validity of the linear models presently used in equilibrium codes. Comparison between time traces of measurements and model calculations leads to the result that only an exact numerical solution of Stokes equations can reproduce in all the experimental data. As a consequence, approximated linear models can be applied only in a limited range of plasma parameters. In general, the nonlinear coupling between FR and CM is important for the evaluation of polarimetry parameters. © 2010 Crown.
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Orsitto, F. P., Boboc, A., Gaudio, P., Gelfusa, M., Giovannozzi, E., Mazzotta, C., & Murari, A. (2010). Mutual interaction of Faraday rotation and Cotton-Mouton phase shift in JET polarimetric measurements. Review of Scientific Instruments, 81(10), -. [10D533]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3502039