Fast visible imaging and edge turbulence analysis in QUEST

Santanu Banerjee, H. Zushi, N. Nishino, Y. Nagashima, K. Hanada, M. Ishiguro, T. Ryoukai, S. Tashima, T. Inoue, K. Nakamura, H. Idei, M. Hasegawa, A. Fujisawa, K. Matsuoka

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A fast visible imaging system is installed on the spherical tokamak QUEST to study edge turbulence. The camera uses a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor detector with a maximum resolution of 1024 × 1024 at 7000 framess (fps) and can achieve 775 kfps at a resolution of 128 × 24. In this paper, we present the salient features of the system and its application to study edge turbulence in 8.2 GHz ECRH driven slab plasma, without plasma current. Vertical magnetic field (B z) topology is varied with three sets of poloidal field (PF) coils and the variation in the edge turbulence is investigated as a function of the B z strength and curvature. Fluctuation amplitude was highest for the shallow PF well. Cross-correlation coefficient shows distinct coherent mode along z direction at the steep density gradient region and it grows with the PF mirror ratio.

Original languageEnglish
Article number10E524
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation


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