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  1. Velocity diagnostics of electron beams within a 140 GHz gyrotron

    Experimental measurements of the average axial velocity vparallel of the electron beam within the M.I.T. 140 GHz MW gyrotron have been performed. The method involves the simultaneous measurement of the radial electrostatic potential of the electron beam Vp and the beam current Ib. Vp is measured through the use of a capacitive probe installed near or within the gyrotron cavity, while Ib is measured with a previously installed Rogowski coil. Three capacitive probes have been designed and built, and two have operated within the gyrotron. The probe results are repeatable and consistent with theory. The measurements of vparallel and calculations of the corresponding transverse to longitudinal beam velocity ratio α = vperpendicular/vparallel at the cavity have been made at various gyrotron operation parameters. These measurements will provide insight into the causes of discrepancies between theoretical rf interaction efficiencies and experimental efficiencies obtained in experiments with the M.I.T. 140 GHz MW gyrotron. The expected values of vparallel and α are determined through the use of a computer code entitled EGUN. EGUN is used to model the cathode and anode regions of the gyrotron and it computes the trajectories and velocities of the electrons within the gyrotron. There is good correlation between the expected and measured values of α at low α, with the expected values from EGUN often falling within the standard errors of the measured values. 10 refs., 29 figs., 2 tabs

  2. Operational Characteristics of a 14-W 140-GHz Gyrotron for Dynamic Nuclear Polarization

    Joye, Colin D.; Griffin, Robert G.; Hornstein, Melissa K.; Hu, Kan-Nian; Kreischer, Kenneth E.; Rosay, Melanie; Shapiro, Michael A; Sirigiri, Jagadishwar R.; Temkin, Richard J.; Woskov, Paul P.

    2006-01-01

    The operating characteristics of a 140-GHz 14-W long pulse gyrotron are presented. The device is being used in dynamic nuclear polarization enhanced nuclear magnetic resonance (DNP/NMR) spectroscopy experiments. The gyrotron yields 14 W peak power at 139.65 GHz from the TE(0,3) operating mode using a 12.3-kV 25-mA electron beam. Additionally, up to 12 W peak has been observed in the TE(2,3) mode at 136.90 GHz. A series of mode converters transform the TE(0,3) operating mode to the TE(1,1) mod...

  3. Experimental results of the 1 MW, 140 GHz, CW gyrotron for W7-X

    A 10 MW ECRH system will be provided by FZK in collaboration with several European associations for the stellarator W7-X. The RF power will be delivered by 10 gyrotrons operating at 140 GHz in CW with 1 MW each. The development of this gyrotron has been performed within a European collaboration in an industrial frame. Two R and D tubes have been built, up to know one serial tube has been passed the acceptance tests. The design of the gyrotron will be described and short pulse and long pulse results of the first serial gyrotron will be discussed. This gyrotron has been successfully operated at more then 900 kW with a pulse length of 30 min. (author)

  4. 140 GHz gyrotron development program. Quarterly report No. 4, January-March 1985

    The objective of this program is to develop a gyrotron oscillator capable of producing 100 kW CW at 140 GHz. Further analysis of the electron guns, interaction cavity, and beam tunnel designs for the first two experimental tubes, Experimental Tube 1 and preprototype Tube 1, is presented. A window deflection tester has been built and initial deflection test results are given. The first 140 GHz gyrotron magnet has successfully passed the major points in the acceptance test. The detailed results of the magnet acceptance test are discussed. Progress concerning the fabrication of 149 GHz gyrotron components, diagnostics, and protective devices, as well as the status of Experimental Tube 1, are summarized

  5. Design and operation of 140 GHz gyrotron oscillators for power levels up to 1 MW CW

    Jory, H.; Bier, R.; Craig, L.J.; Felch, K.; Ives, L.; Lopez, N.; Spang, S.

    1986-12-01

    Varian has designed and tested 140 GHz gyrotron oscillators that have generated output powers of 100 kW CW and 200 kW for 1 ms pulses. Upcoming tubes will be designed to operate at power levels of 200 kW CW and ultimately up to 1 MW CW. The important design considerations which are addressed in the higher power tubes include the design of the electron gun, interaction circuit, and output window. These issues will be discussed and the results of the earlier 140 GHz gyrotron work at Varian will be summarized.

  6. The 140 GHZ, 1 MW Gyrotron - Status and Recent Results

    Gantenbein, G.; Dammertz, G.; Illy, S.; Kern, S.; Leonhardt, W.; Piosczyk, B.; Schmid, M.; Thumm, M.; Braune, H.; Erckmann, V.; Laqua, H. P.; Michel, G.; Kasparek, W.; Lechte, C.; Legrand, F.; Lievin, C.; Prinz, O.

    2009-04-01

    A 10 MW ECRH system is currently under construction for the stellarator W7-X which will be built up and operated by IPP in Greifswald, Germany. The present status of the complete system is reported in [1]. The RF power will be provided by 10 gyrotrons. A European collaboration has been established to develop and build the 10 gyrotrons each with an output power of 1 MW for continuous wave (CW) operation [2]. Nine gyrotrons are being manufactured by Thales Electron Devices (TED), Vélizy, France, one gyrotron was produced by CPI, Palo Alto, CA and passed the acceptance tests at IPP. The acceptance tests of the TED gyrotrons are performed at the test stand at FZK and on site at IPP. The first series tube yielded a total output power of 0.98 MW, with an efficiency of 31 % (without a single stage depressed collector) in short pulse operation and of 0.92 MW in pulses of 1800 s (efficiency of almost 45 % at a depression voltage of 29 kV) [3], The Gaussian mode output power was 0.91 MW. The RF power, measured in a calorimetric load at the end of a 25 m long quasi-optical transmission line with seven mirrors, was 0.87 MW. In this contribution typical results of the next series gyrotrons will be reported.

  7. Recent operating experience with Varian 70 GHz and 140 GHz gyrotrons

    The design features and initial test results of Varian 70 GHz and 140 GHz CW gyrotrons are presented. The first experimental 140 GHz tube has achieved an output power of 102 kW at 24% efficiency under pulsed conditions in the desired TE0310 cavity mode. Further tests aimed at achieving the design goal of 100 kW CW are currently underway. The 70 GHz tube has achieved an output power of 200 kW under pulsed conditions and possesses a wide dynamic range for output power variations. 6 refs., 8 figs

  8. Installation and operation of the 400 kW 140 GHZ gyrotron on the MTX experiment

    This paper describes the installation and operation of the 400 kW 140 GHz gyrotron used for plasma heating on the Microwave Tokamak Experiment (MTX) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The Varian VGT-8140 gyrotron has operated at a power level of 400 kW for 100 ms in conjunction with MTX plasma shots. The gyrotron system is comprised of a high voltage (- 80 kV) modulated power supply, a multistation CAMAC computer control, a 5-tesla superconducting magnet, a series of conventional copper magnets, a circulating fluorinert (FC75) window cooling system, a circulating oil cooling system, a water cooling system, and microwave frequency and power diagnostics. Additionally, a Vlasov launcher is used to convert the gyrotron TE 15,2 mode to a Gaussian beam. Two versions of the Vlasov launcher have been used on the gyrotron, one version designed by LLNL and one version designed by the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI). The Varian VGT-8140 gyrotron has been installed on the MTX tokamak experiment to provide electron cyclotron resonant heating (ECRH) of the tokamak plasma. The gyrotron has been operated with the tokamak for periods as long as 100 ms at power levels of 400 kW. he gyrotron will also be used as the RF driver for the intense microwave prototype (IMP) wiggler associated with the electron test accelerator (ETA). In this configuration, the IMP wiggler will produce multigigawatt, 140 GHz, 50-ns pulses at a 5-kHz repetition rate. The plasma heating efficiency of the long RF pulse from the gyrotron can then be compared with the higher power but shorter RF pulses from the wiggler. The M2 mirror can be reversed to determine whether the gyrotron microwave beam or the IMP wiggler microwave beam is directed into the MTX tokamak. When the IMP wiggler is in operation, the gyrotron will be used as the master oscillator to drive the wiggler

  9. 140 GHz high-power gyrotron development for the stellarator W7-X

    Electron cyclotron resonance heating (ECRH) has proven to be one of the most attractive heating schemes for stellarators. Therefore, ECRH was chosen to be the main heating method for the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator (W7-X) now under construction at IPP Greifswald, Germany. A 10 MW ECRH system with continuous wave (CW) possibilities, operating at 140 GHz will be built up to meet the scientific goals of the stellarator. Two prototype gyrotrons with an output power of 1 MW were developed in collaboration between European research laboratories and European industry (Thales Electron Devices, France). The gyrotrons are equipped with a single-stage depressed collector, an optimised quasi-optical mode converter and a CVD-diamond window. The prototypes have been successfully tested at FZK. With the second one, an output power of 0.89 MW at a pulse duration of 3 min and an output power of 0.54 MW for about 15 min have been obtained

  10. Installation and operation of the 400 kW 140 GHz gyrotron on the MTX experiment

    This paper describes the installation and operation of the 400 kW 140 GHz gyrotron used for plasma heating on the Microwave Tokamak Experiment (MTX) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The Varian VGT-8140 gyrotron has operated at a power level of 400 kW for 100 ms in conjunction with MTX plasma shots. The gyrotron system is comprised of a high voltage (-80 kV) modulated power supply, a multistation CAMAC computer control, a 5-tesla superconducting magnet, a series of conventional copper magnets, a circulating fluorinert (FC75) window cooling system, a circulating oil cooling system, a water cooling system, and microwave frequency and power diagnostics. Additionally, a Vlasov launcher is used to convert the gyrotron TE 15,2 mode to a Gaussian beam. Two versions of the Vlasov launcher have been used on the gyrotron, one version designed by LLNL and one version designed by the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI). The Gaussian beam from the Vlasov launcher is transported to the MTX tokamak by a series of 5 mirrors in a 35-meter-long, high-efficiency, quasioptical beam transport system. A twist polarizer is built into one of the mirrors to adjust for horizontal polarization in the tokamak. No windows are used between the Vlasov reflector and the MTX tokamak. A laser alignment system is used to perform the initial system alignment. A summary of the design and operating characteristics of each of these systems is included. Also included is a summary of the system operation and performance

  11. Experimental results of the 1 MW, 140 GHz, CW gyrotron for W7-X

    For the stellarator Wendelstein 7-X now under construction at IPP Greifswald, Germany, a 10 MW ECRH system is foreseen. A European collaboration has been established between Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (FZK), IPP Garching/Greifswald, IPF Stuttgart, CRPP Lausanne, CEA Cadarache and TED Velizy, to develop and build the 10 gyrotrons each with an output power of 1 MW for continuous wave (CW) operation. The dependence of the output power and efficiency of the first series tube versus the beam current will be shown in short pulse operation (without depressed collector) and in CW operation (up to 30 minutes, depressed collector operation). RF-field measurements have been performed in order to characterise the output field of the gyrotron and to minimise losses during the transmission to the W7-X device. Several parameters have been optimised (e.g. beam radii, magnetic field) to maximise output power and efficiency of the tube. At FZK site, long pulse tests up to 180 s have been performed (limited by the available power supply), at IPP site the pulse length could be extended to 30 min, both at a power level of 1 MW and high efficiency. (author)

  12. Matched calorimetric loads for high power, long pulse millimeter-wave gyrotrons

    A compact matched load for high power gyrotron testing in ECRH plants for fusion research applications is in development, with the main goal of providing reflection-free absorption and fast calorimetric measurement of the millimeter-wave power, also at long pulse duration. It is based on the results of the tests at full power and pulse length (140 GHz, 0.5 MW, 0.5 s) on similar loads installed on the ECRH plant of the FTU Tokamak in Frascati. Basically, the load is made of an integrating sphere in copper, with the inner wall covered by plasma spray with a mixture of lossy ceramics, providing an average wall reflectivity in the order of 40%. Absorbing material degradation, small-scale and large-scale damage patterns, caused by fatigue and long-term exposure to high power mm-wave, have been analyzed in detail, with the aim of improving the performances in terms of power handling capability and energy extraction efficiency. Physical-chemical analyses, performed on the original and on the degraded absorbing material, showed the effects of the mm-wave exposure. Damage patterns were recognized as interference of multiple reflections inside the load, with radiation accumulation close to the entrance port, as confirmed by a detailed numerical analysis. Increase in power and energy deposition capabilities require improvements of the present design in different areas: - strategies for the mitigation of the different causes of non-homogeneous deposition; - use of different plasma-sprayed materials as mm-wave absorbers; - improved cooling channel geometry with increased heat transfer rate to the cooling medium, for achieving 1 MW-CW power capability. (authors)

  13. Development of high power long pulse gyrotron for ITER

    A development of 170GHz gyrotron has been carried out as a task of ITER/EDA, and remarkable progress was obtained. Critical issues on the gyrotron development; low efficiency, high heat load at the resonator, window problem, have been solved by breakthroughs; a depressed collector, 1MW single mode oscillation with a high order mode TE31,8, and development of the diamond window gyrotron, respectively. The prototype ITER gyrotron which integrated these technologies were fabricated and tested. Up to now, the power output of 0.45MW, 8sec has been obtained with a diamond window gyrotron. These results give a clear prospect of the 1MW/CW 170GHz gyrotron. (author)

  14. High-power and long-pulse gyrotron development in JAERI

    A maximum pulse duration of 1.3s was achieved with a power of 410kW at a frequency of 110GHz and a maximum power of 550kW was obtained with short-pulse operations (ca. 2ms). The oscillation mode of the gyrotron is the TE22,2 whispering gallery mode, which is transformed into a gaussian-like beam by a built-in quasi-optical mode converter. R.f. power is extracted through a sapphire double-disc window cooled by FC-75. In long-pulse operation, no damage was observed in the gyrotron. ((orig.))

  15. Progress on the Development of High Power Long Pulse Gyrotron and Related Technologies

    Full text: In the development of a higher power dual-frequency gyrotron, a high order mode gyrotron, which permits to select the oscillation at 170 GHz or 137 GHz, has been fabricated and tested. Short pulse experiments (0.5 ms) were performed with 1.3 MW power output at more than 30% of the oscillation efficiency for both frequencies. In long pulse experiments, 760 kW/46%/60 s at 170 GHz and 540 kW/42%/20 s at 137 GHz are achieved. It is the first time long pulse experiments with the dual-frequency gyrotron/triode electron gun. Since the RF beam direction from the output window is designed to be almost the same for both frequencies, good power couplings to the transmission line, which are 96% for 170 GHz and 94% for 137 GHz, are obtained by using a pair of identical phase correcting mirrors. Pulse extension is underway aiming for > 1 MW at CW operation. A 5 kHz full power modulation experiment was performed using the 170 GHz gyrotron of TE31,8 mode oscillation. The 5 kHz full power modulation was achieved with the full beam modulation by employing a fast voltage switching between the anode and cathode of the triode type electron gun. This satisfies the requirement of ITER. For further improvement, an advanced anode power supply system is proposed to reduce the oscillation period of adjacent mode at the start-up phase of each pulse. (author)

  16. Status of the 140 GHz, 10 MW CW transmission system for ECRH on the stellarator W7-X

    The stellarator W7-X, which is currently under construction at IPP Greifswald, Germany, will be equipped with a 10 MW ECRH system working at 140 GHz in CW regime. The microwave power will be generated by 10 gyrotrons delivering 1 MW each and will be transmitted from the gyrotron hall to the W7-X stellarator ports via a fully optical system. The status of the construction of the transmission lines and the design of the launchers is reported. Low-power tests of a prototype system at IPF Stuttgart are reviewed. Now, the first two gyrotrons are operating at IPP Greifswald, and high-power long-pulse tests have started. Measurements on transmission performance, behaviour of the water-cooled mirrors under thermal and microwave loads as well as alignment issues, characteristics of directional couplers, calorimetric loads, and other diagnostics are discussed

  17. Development in Russia of high power gyrotrons for fusion

    Full text: Electron cyclotron systems of fusion installations are based on powerful millimetre wave sources - gyrotrons, which are capable to produce now microwave power up to 1 MW in very long (hundreds of seconds) pulses. The paper presents the latest achievements in development at IAP/GYCOM of MW power level gyrotrons for fusion installations. Among them are a new versions of 170 GHz gyrotron for ITER and multi-frequency (105-140 GHz) gyrotron for Asdex-Up. The gyrotrons are equipped with diamond CVD windows and depressed collectors. The most efforts were spent for development of ITER gyrotron. The tests are carried out at specially prepared test stand in Kurchatov Institute. The following gyrotron output parameters were demonstrated so far in many pulses: 1MW/30 sec and 0.64 MW/300 sec. Also a gyrotron with a higher power -1.5 MW was designed and tested in short pulses. The tests continue. In two tested long-pulse dual-frequency gyrotrons, power in the output Gaussian beam exceeding 0.9MW at 140GHz and 0.7MW at 105GHz was attained at specified 10-s pulse duration. The multi-frequency gyrotron should operate at least at four frequencies in the frequency range 105GHz-140 GHz. Two window concepts for the gyrotron are considered: Brewster window and two-disc adjustable window. Last years significant efforts were done by IAP/GYCOM in order to solve the whole scope of problems associated with the use of CVD diamond windows in gyrotrons: growing of discs, their cutting and polishing, and then high-temperature brazing and mounting to a tube. Two setups for growing diamond discs have been put into operation. The first discs grown at IAP have acceptable mechanical and electrical parameters. The IAP/GYCOM discs have been successfully brazed at near 800 deg. C temperature to metal constructions and tested with high-power gyrotrons. (author)

  18. Operation of the 118 GHz very long pulse gyrotron for the ECRH experiment on Tore Supra

    An ECRH (Electron Cyclotron Resonance Heating) system capable of delivering 2.4 MW CW is presently under development at CEA (Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique) Cadarache, for the Tore Supra experiment, to provide plasma heating and current drive by Electron Cyclotron Resonance interaction. The generator is planned to consist of six gyrotrons TH 1506 B developed thanks to a collaboration between TED (Thales Electron Devices) and European laboratories; the gyrotrons are specified to provide RF waves with a frequency of 118 GHz and a unit power of 400 kW (500 kW) for a pulse length up to 600 s (5 s). At present, one prototype and one series tube are installed, which were first tested on dummy loads and then on plasma, individually and together. Even though the specification was not fulfilled, a record pulse of 300 kW during 110 s was achieved by the series gyrotron; the pulse was stopped by a strong degassing within the tube, due to the overheating of the internal mirror box. This seems to be the consequence of spurious frequencies generated in the injector. New upgraded tubes will be developed by TED and the next gyrotron is planned to be delivered during summer 2003. At the end of 2001, 800 kW generated by the two existing gyrotrons were coupled to the plasma, using various polarizations and injection angles allowed by the mobile mirrors of the antenna; the power was modulated at frequencies between 2 Hz and 25 Hz, on both tubes. As a result, about 50 ECRH pulses have successfully been coupled to the plasma, leading to a first comparison of theoretical deposition profiles with the experimental profiles observed through the ECE diagnostic. (authors)

  19. 1 MW and long pulse operation of Gaussian beam output gyrotron with CVD diamond window for fusion devices

    A 110 GHz-Gaussian beam output gyrotron with chemical vapor deposition (CVD) diamond window was developed for electron cyclotron heating and current drive on JT-60U. A stable Gaussian output beam power of 1.0 MW for 2 s was obtained with depressed collector operation. The temperature at the center of the diamond window was stabilized at the ΔT∼25 K. Gaussian beam output from the gyrotron remarkably improved the coupling efficiency to the HE11 mode in the transmission waveguide. 94% of the gyrotron output power was coupled to the corrugated waveguide of 31.75 mm in diameter, via a matching optics unit with two mirrors. A combination of the Gaussian output and the diamond window are indispensable for high power gyrotron operation at more than 1 MW and efficient coupling to the transmission line

  20. Millimeter-wave, megawatt gyrotron development for ECR (electron cyclotron resonance) heating applications

    Jory, H.; Felch, K.; Hess, C.; Huey, H.; Jongewaard, E.; Neilson, J.; Pendleton, R.; Tsirulnikov, M. (Varian Associates, Inc., Palo Alto, CA (USA))

    1990-09-17

    To address the electron cyclotron heating requirements of planned fusion experiments such as the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) and the Compact Ignition Tokamak (CIT), Varian is developing gyrotrons at frequencies ranging from 100--300 GHz with output power capabilities up to 1 MW CW. Experimental gyrotrons have been built at frequencies between 100--140 GHz, and a study program has addressed the critical elements of designing 280--300 GHz gyrotrons capable of generating CW power levels up to 1 MW. Initial test vehicles at 140 GHz have utilized TE{sub 15,2,1} interaction cavities, and have been designed to generate short-pulse (up to 20 ms) power levels of 1 MW and up to 400 kW CW. Recently, short-pulse power levels of 1040 kW at 38% efficiency have been obtained and average powers of 200 kW have been achieved. Long-pulse operation has been extended to pulse durations of 0.5 seconds at power levels of 400 kW. Gyrotron oscillators capable of generating output powers of 500 kW CW at a frequency of 110 GHz have recently been designed and a prototype is currently being tested. Design work for a 1 MW CW gyrotron at 110 GHz, is in progress. The 1 MW CW tube will employ an output coupling approach where the microwave output is separated from the microwave output. 15 refs., 10 figs., 3 tabs.

  1. Experimental results of series gyrotrons for the stellarator W7-X

    A powerful ECRH system with 10 MW RF power at 140 GHz and CW operation is foreseen for the stellarator W7-X, being under construction at IPP Greifswald. The RF power will be delivered by 10 gyrotrons, each capable of 1 MW, CW. Nine gyrotrons are being manufactured by Thales Electron Devices (TED), Velizy, France, one gyrotron was produced by CPI, Palo Alto, CA. Testing of the TED gyrotrons is performed at the test stand at FZK (pulse duration 3 min) and the final tests are performed at IPP (pulse length 30 min). Both, the first TED series gyrotron and the CPI gyrotron have passed the acceptance tests successfully. The acceptance tests of the TED series gyrotrons are ongoing. The RF output beam quality of all tubes tested so far is at a constant high level of about 97% in the Gaussian beam. In short pulse operation the gyrotrons have achieved the specified parameters. However, for long pulse operation the performance decreases due to the occurrence of parasitic oscillations which are assumed to be excited by the electron beam in the beam tunnel close to the cavity. Experimental results of this effect and possible modifications of the beam tunnel geometry will be discussed. (author)

  2. Gyrotrons

    The purpose of this study is to bring together some relevant ideas and developments in the field of gyrotrons. The development of the electron cyclotron resonance maser (ECRM or Gyrotron) was an important break through in microwave electronics in the 1970s. As we look to the 1980's, we find scientists channelling their collective efforts to shorten the wavelength and increase output power and efficiency, thereby yielding an important device for generating high power microwave radiation. 24 refs

  3. Research on long pulse ECRH system of EAST in support of ITER

    Wang, Xiaojie; Liu, Fukun; Shan, Jiafang; Xu, Handong; Wu, Dajun; Li, Bo; Wei, Wei; Tang, Yunying; Zhang, Liyuan; Xu, Weiye; Hu, Huaichuan; Wang, Jiang; Yang, Yong; Xu, Li; Ma, Wendong; Feng, Jianqiang

    2015-12-01

    Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), as a fully superconducting tokamak in China, aims to achieve high performance plasma under steady-state operation. To fulfill the physical objectives of EAST, a program of 4-MW long pulse electron cyclotron resonance heating and current drive (EC H&CD) system, which would offer greater flexibility for plasma shape and plasma stabilization has been launched on EAST since 2011. The system, composed of 4 gyrotrons with nominal 1MW output power and 1000s pulse length each, is designed with the feature of steerable power handling capabilities at 140 GHz, using second harmonic of the extraordinary mode(X2). The missions of the ECRH system are to provide plasma heating, current drive, plasma profile tailoring and control of magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) instabilities. Presently, the first two 140-GHz 1-MW gyrotrons, provided by GYCOM and CPI, respectively, have been tested at long pulse operation. The tubes, the associated power supplies, cooling system, cryogenic plant, 2 transmission lines and an equatorial launcher are now installed at EAST. The power generated from each tube will be transmitted by an evacuated corrugated waveguide transmission line and injected into plasma from the low field side (radial port) through a front steering equatorial launcher. Considering the diverse applications of the EC system, the beam's launch angles can be continuously varied with the optimized scanning range of over 30° in poloidal direction and ±25° in toroidal, as well as the polarization could be adjusted during the discharge by the orientations of a pair of polarizers in the transmission line to maintain the highest absorption for different operational scenarios. The commissioning of the first 2MW ECRH plant for EAST is under way. The design, R&D activities and recent progress of the long pulse 140-GHz ECRH system are presented in this paper. As the technological requirements for EAST ECRH have many similarities with ITER

  4. Recent Progress of 2MW 140GHz ECRH System on HL-2A

    Lu Z.H.

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available In order to provide more capability of physics study for high-performance plasma, such as current profile control, neoclassical tearing modes suppression, transport study and so on, a new 2MW/140GHz/3s second-harmonic ECRH system with X-mode injection is on schedule on HL-2A. The total power of this system is 2MW and the pulse duration is 3 sec, which is generated by two gyrotrons manufactured by GYCOM. Two evacuated Φ63.5mm transmission lines were used to propagate these two 1MW/3s wave beams. A fast steerable launcher has been designed and installed on the HL-2A tokamak to inject four beams with narrow beam width and enable continuous beam scanning in toroidal and poloidal directions independently.

  5. Research on long pulse ECRH system of EAST in support of ITER

    Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), as a fully superconducting tokamak in China, aims to achieve high performance plasma under steady-state operation. To fulfill the physical objectives of EAST, a program of 4-MW long pulse electron cyclotron resonance heating and current drive (EC H&CD) system, which would offer greater flexibility for plasma shape and plasma stabilization has been launched on EAST since 2011. The system, composed of 4 gyrotrons with nominal 1MW output power and 1000s pulse length each, is designed with the feature of steerable power handling capabilities at 140 GHz, using second harmonic of the extraordinary mode(X2). The missions of the ECRH system are to provide plasma heating, current drive, plasma profile tailoring and control of magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) instabilities. Presently, the first two 140-GHz 1-MW gyrotrons, provided by GYCOM and CPI, respectively, have been tested at long pulse operation. The tubes, the associated power supplies, cooling system, cryogenic plant, 2 transmission lines and an equatorial launcher are now installed at EAST. The power generated from each tube will be transmitted by an evacuated corrugated waveguide transmission line and injected into plasma from the low field side (radial port) through a front steering equatorial launcher. Considering the diverse applications of the EC system, the beam’s launch angles can be continuously varied with the optimized scanning range of over 30° in poloidal direction and ±25° in toroidal, as well as the polarization could be adjusted during the discharge by the orientations of a pair of polarizers in the transmission line to maintain the highest absorption for different operational scenarios. The commissioning of the first 2MW ECRH plant for EAST is under way. The design, R&D activities and recent progress of the long pulse 140-GHz ECRH system are presented in this paper. As the technological requirements for EAST ECRH have many similarities with ITER

  6. Research on long pulse ECRH system of EAST in support of ITER

    Wang, Xiaojie, E-mail: xjiew@ipp.ac.cn; Liu, Fukun; Shan, Jiafang; Xu, Handong; Wu, Dajun; Li, Bo; Tang, Yunying; Zhang, Liyuan; Xu, Weiye; Hu, Huaichuan; Wang, Jiang; Yang, Yong; Xu, Li; Ma, Wendong; Feng, Jianqiang [Institute of Plasma Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shushan lake road 350, 230031, Hefei (China); Wei, Wei [Institute of Plasma Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shushan lake road 350, 230031, Hefei (China); Hefei University of Technology, 230009, Hefei (China)

    2015-12-10

    Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), as a fully superconducting tokamak in China, aims to achieve high performance plasma under steady-state operation. To fulfill the physical objectives of EAST, a program of 4-MW long pulse electron cyclotron resonance heating and current drive (EC H&CD) system, which would offer greater flexibility for plasma shape and plasma stabilization has been launched on EAST since 2011. The system, composed of 4 gyrotrons with nominal 1MW output power and 1000s pulse length each, is designed with the feature of steerable power handling capabilities at 140 GHz, using second harmonic of the extraordinary mode(X2). The missions of the ECRH system are to provide plasma heating, current drive, plasma profile tailoring and control of magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) instabilities. Presently, the first two 140-GHz 1-MW gyrotrons, provided by GYCOM and CPI, respectively, have been tested at long pulse operation. The tubes, the associated power supplies, cooling system, cryogenic plant, 2 transmission lines and an equatorial launcher are now installed at EAST. The power generated from each tube will be transmitted by an evacuated corrugated waveguide transmission line and injected into plasma from the low field side (radial port) through a front steering equatorial launcher. Considering the diverse applications of the EC system, the beam’s launch angles can be continuously varied with the optimized scanning range of over 30° in poloidal direction and ±25° in toroidal, as well as the polarization could be adjusted during the discharge by the orientations of a pair of polarizers in the transmission line to maintain the highest absorption for different operational scenarios. The commissioning of the first 2MW ECRH plant for EAST is under way. The design, R&D activities and recent progress of the long pulse 140-GHz ECRH system are presented in this paper. As the technological requirements for EAST ECRH have many similarities with ITER

  7. Design of a 140 GHz, 100 W Gyroklystron Amplifier

    Joye, Colin; Shapiro, Michael; Sirigiri, Jagadishwar; Temkin, Richard

    2004-11-01

    We present the design and the simulation results for a 140 GHz, 100 watt CW gyroklystron amplifier for use in Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) experiments. The amplifier was designed for a 15 kV, 150 mA annular electron beam and simulations show a saturated gain of 36 dB at a pitch factor of 1.5 for the TE02 mode with an efficiency of 6% and output power of 130 watts. The -3dB bandwidth is 1 GHz (0.7%) and 1.2 GHz of bandwidth is available at the 50-watt level. This design is also capable of emitting pulses on the nanosecond scale. The circuit consists of an input cavity, three bunching cavities and an output cavity with a nonlinear uptaper. This project is supported by NIBIB grant #5R01EB1965.

  8. Components for transmission of very high power mm-waves (200 kW at 28, 70 and 140 GHz) in overmoded circular waveguides

    Optimized overmoded circular waveguide components of transmission lines developed for high-power (200 kW) millimeter wave applications at 28, 70 and 140 GHz, as e.g. electron cyclotron resonance heating (ECRH) of plasmas for thermonuclear fusion research with gyrotrons, are described. Axisymmetric, narrow, pencil-like beams with well-defined polarization (HE11 hybrid mode) are used at open-ended corrugated waveguide antennas. The HE11 mode is generated from TEsub(On) gyrotron modes by the two multi-step mode conversion processes: (1) TEsub(On)->TE01->TE11->HE11 or (2) TEsub(On)->TE01->TM11->HE11. This paper reports computer-aided analyses and measurements on mode transducer systems of the first type at 28 and 70 GHz and of the second type at 140 GHz. In all cases the overall efficiency of the complete mode conversion sequence in the desired mode is approximately (92-95)%. The mode purity in the transmission lines is conserved by using corrugated gradual waveguide bends with optimized curvature distribution and diameter tapers with non-linear contours. Highly efficient corrugated-wall mode selective filters decouple the different waveguide sections. Mode content and reflected power are determined by a novel device (k-spectrometer). Absolute power calibration is done with newly developed calorimetric loads using an organic absorbing fluid. (orig.)

  9. On the origin of 140 GHz emission from the 4 July 2012 solar flare

    Tsap, Yuriy T.; Smirnova, Victoria V.; Morgachev, Alexander S.; Motorina, Galina G.; Kontar, Eduard P.; Nagnibeda, Valery G.; Strekalova, Polina V.

    2016-04-01

    The sub-THz event observed on the 4 July 2012 with the Bauman Moscow State Technical University Radio Telescope RT-7.5 at 93 and 140 GHz as well as Kislovodsk and Metsähovi radio telescopes, Radio Solar Telescope Network (RSTN), GOES, RHESSI, and SDO orbital stations is analyzed. The spectral flux between 93 and 140 GHz has been observed increasing with frequency. On the basis of the SDO/AIA data the differential emission measure has been calculated. It is shown that the thermal coronal plasma with the temperature above 0.5 MK cannot be responsible for the observed sub-THz flare emission. The non-thermal gyrosynchrotron mechanism can be responsible for the microwave emission near 10 GHz but the observed millimeter spectral characteristics are likely to be produced by the thermal bremsstrahlung emission from plasma with a temperature of about 0.1 MK.

  10. On the origin of 140 GHz emission from the 4 July 2012 solar flare

    Tsap, Yuriy T; Morgachev, Alexander S; Motorina, Galina G; Kontar, Eduard P; Nagnibeda, Valery G; Strekalova, Polina V

    2016-01-01

    The sub-THz event observed on the 4 July 2012 with the Bauman Moscow State Technical University Radio Telescope RT-7.5 at 93 and 140~GHz as well as Kislovodsk and Mets\\"ahovi radio telescopes, Radio Solar Telescope Network (RSTN), GOES, RHESSI, and SDO orbital stations is analyzed. The spectral flux between 93 and 140 GHz has been observed increasing with frequency. On the basis of the SDO/AIA data the differential emission measure has been calculated. It is shown that the thermal coronal plasma with the temperature above 0.5~MK cannot be responsible for the observed sub-THz flare emission. The non-thermal gyrosynchrotron mechanism can be responsible for the microwave emission near $10$~GHz but the observed millimeter spectral characteristics are likely to be produced by the thermal bremsstrahlung emission from plasma with a temperature of about 0.1~MK.

  11. A 140 GHz pulsed EPR/212 MHz NMR spectrometer for DNP studies

    Smith, Albert A.; Corzilius, Björn; Bryant, Jeffrey A.; DeRocher, Ronald; Woskov, Paul P.; Temkin, Richard J.; Griffin, Robert G.

    2012-10-01

    We described a versatile spectrometer designed for the study of dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) at low temperatures and high fields. The instrument functions both as an NMR spectrometer operating at 212 MHz (1H frequency) with DNP capabilities, and as a pulsed-EPR operating at 140 GHz. A coiled TE011 resonator acts as both an NMR coil and microwave resonator, and a double balanced (1H, 13C) radio frequency circuit greatly stabilizes the NMR performance. A new 140 GHz microwave bridge has also been developed, which utilizes a four-phase network and ELDOR channel at 8.75 GHz, that is then multiplied and mixed to obtain 140 GHz microwave pulses with an output power of 120 mW. Nutation frequencies obtained are as follows: 6 MHz on S = 1/2 electron spins, 100 kHz on 1H, and 50 kHz on 13C. We demonstrate basic EPR, ELDOR, ENDOR, and DNP experiments here. Our solid effect DNP results demonstrate an enhancement of 144 and sensitivity gain of 310 using OX063 trityl at 80 K and an enhancement of 157 and maximum sensitivity gain of 234 using Gd-DOTA at 20 K, which is significantly better performance than previously reported at high fields (⩾3 T).

  12. Results of 170 GHz gyrotron tests

    During the last few years the development of 170 GHz gyrotron for ITER have been under way. Sketchy description of experiment and test results of an improved design gyrotron with a depressed collector, are reported. The analysis of the phenomena causing the destruction of the output window is submitted. The projects for the following experiments are presented. The new 170 GHz/1 MW/50%/CW gyrotron with depressed collector and CVD diamond window was developed by GYCOM. This gyrotron was tested with BN window and then with diamond window. The gyrotron testing showed that practically all ITER requirements are satisfied except of pulse duration limited to that time by brick load arcing. Imperfection of arc protection system gave the possibility for arc-plasma to come to the window and destroy it. New loads have been created and tested at 140 GHz, with output gyrotron power Phf = 820 kW and the pulse duration T = 3.5 s. A new version of protection system has been developed and tested in experiment. The next gyrotron with modified electron gun has been manufactured. After first stage test, BN window will be replaced with new CVD diamond unit, which is assembling now. Testing of this gyrotron is planned to carry out in May 2002. (authors)

  13. Demonstration of a 140-GHz 1-kW Confocal Gyro-Traveling-Wave Amplifier

    Joye, Colin D.; Shapiro, Michael A.; Sirigiri, Jagadishwar R.; Temkin, Richard J.

    2009-01-01

    The theory, design, and experimental results of a wideband 140-GHz 1-kW pulsed gyro-traveling-wave amplifier (gyro-TWA) are presented. The gyro-TWA operates in the HE06 mode of an overmoded quasi-optical waveguide using a gyrating electron beam. The electromagnetic theory, interaction theory, design processes, and experimental procedures are described in detail. At 37.7 kV and a 2.7-A beam current, the experiment has produced over 820 W of peak power with a –3-dB bandwidth of 0.8 GHz and a li...

  14. 140 GHz electron cyclotron resonance heating experiments at the W7-AS stellarator

    Electron cyclotron resonance heating (ECRH) at the W7-AS stellarator is performed with two systems of comparable heating power at 70GHz (0.8MW, 3s) and 140GHz (0.9MW, 0.4s). Experiments with 140GHz open a new parameter window with high density operation up to 1.1x1020m-3. H mode transitions were observed in high density discharges at 2.5T and at lower density at 1.25T. The operational window for the stellarator H mode with emphasis on the density and power threshold and the influence of gas puffing on the H transitions are discussed. Perturbation experiments with modulated ECRH power were performed to determine the heat transport and the power deposition profile. Density control is achieved in combined heating with neutral beam injection (NBI) despite the beam particle fuelling, whereas with NBI alone a steady density rise is observed. The impact of combined heating on the impurity confinement was investigated. Electron cyclotron current drive (ECCD) was studied in different magnetic field configurations and the influence of trapped particles on the ECCD efficiency was examined experimentally and compared with theory. ((orig.))

  15. High-power tests of a remote steering launcher mock-up at 140 GHz

    This paper reports the results of the high-power test of a remote steering launcher mock-up at 140 GHz, which were performed at the ECRH installation for the future stellarator W7-X at IPP Greifswald. The mock-up test system consists of a 6.62 m long corrugated square waveguide with a steerable optic at the entrance and various diagnostics at the exit of the waveguide. A straight and a dog-leg version of the launcher were investigated. The high-power tests of the straight setup have been performed with powers up to P0 = 700 kW (typically 500 kW) and pulse lengths of up to 10 seconds. For both polarizations (parallel and perpendicular to the steering plane), no arcing was observed in spite of the fact, that the experiments were performed under ambient atmospheric conditions. After the integration of 2 mitre bends in the setup, arcing limited the usable parameter range. The ohmic loss Px of the waveguide was measured via the temperature increase of the waveguide wall, and was used to calibrate the calculated angular dependence of the total ohmic losses of the waveguide. Short-pulse radiation pattern measurements with thermographic recording show high beam quality and confirm the steering range of -12 deg. < φ < 12deg

  16. Conditioning optics for astigmatic Gaussian beams at 140 GHz, 0.5 MW

    A quasi-optical system has been designed to couple the power coming from a gyrotron with astigmatic gaussian beam output, into an oversized corrugated waveguide (HE11 mode). The fraction of the power injected in the transmission line can be controlled by means of a wire grid beam splitter. Polarization control is provided by two rotating corrugated mirrors of electrical depth λ/4 and λ/8 respectively

  17. Photonic-Band-Gap Resonator Gyrotron

    We report the design and experimental demonstration of a gyrotron oscillator using a photonic-band-gap (PBG) structure to eliminate mode competition in a highly overmoded resonator. The PBG cavity supports a TE041 -like mode at 140GHz and is designed to have no competing modes over a minimum frequency range δω/ω of 30% about the design mode. Experimental operation of a PBG gyrotron at 68kV and 5A produced 25kW of peak power in the design mode. No other modes were observed over the full predicted operating range about the design mode. PBG cavities show great promise for applications in vacuum electron devices in the millimeter- and submillimeter-wave bands

  18. Electron cyclotron heating at 140 GHZ on FTU tokamak in steady-state conditions and during current ramp-up

    Localized absorption of EC waves at 140 Ghz, 0.7 MW, in FTU is used to shape the current density profile (qa∼6) in a way to affect sawteeth. If absorption is localized near the inversion radius, temporary stabilization occurs. Sawteeth with a small inversion radius (r/a<0.2) do not affect electron energy confinement. Energy transport appears diffusive, and global confinement is found to be in good agreement with ITER89P L-mode scaling law. (author)

  19. High-power 140 GHz ECRH experiments at the W7-AS stellarator

    ECRH was combined with NBI at moderate and high densities with on- and off-axis heating. Density control was achieved for combined heating in long pulse operation despite the beam fueling in contrast to discharges with pure NBI heating. Particle confinement degradation by profile changes inferred by ECRH is discussed as a possible mechanism. The impurity confinement is strongly affected and is discussed for on- and off-axis combined heating conditions

  20. Theory and Modeling of High-Power Gyrotrons

    Nusinovich, Gregory Semeon [Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States)

    2016-04-29

    This report summarized results of the work performed at the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics of the University of Maryland (College Park, MD) in the framework of the DOE Grant “Theory and Modeling of High-Power Gyrotrons”. The report covers the work performed in 2011-2014. The research work was performed in three directions: - possibilities of stable gyrotron operation in very high-order modes offering the output power exceeding 1 MW level in long-pulse/continuous-wave regimes, - effect of small imperfections in gyrotron fabrication and alignment on the gyrotron efficiency and operation, - some issues in physics of beam-wave interaction in gyrotrons.

  1. Recent result of gyrotron operation in NIFS

    Ito Satoshi

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In the last Large Helical Device (LHD experimental campaign, a 154GHz gyrotron which had been conditioned to generate 1 MW/2 s, 0.5 MW/CW was installed for LHD experiments. Four high power gyrotrons (three-77 GHz/1~1.5 MW and one-154 GHz/1 MW and a CW gyrotron (84 GHz/0.2 MW are ready. Our experiment requires high energy and various injection patterns for Electron Cyclotron Resonance Heating (ECRH. Higher individual injection power and various injection patterns, we developed a power enhancement method by stepped anode acceleration voltage control and operated the gyrotron in the hard excitation region. These operations were realized by a remote controlled waveform generator. However the oscillation map of high power or long pulse operation in the hard excitation region were limited because in order to achieve the hard excitation region by the anode voltage control one must pass through the high anode current phase within a time short enough that the anode or the anode power supply is not overloaded. This limitation becomes more critical when the gyrotron beam current is increased in order to increase the output power. In the long pulse operation it was impossible to reach the hard excitation region in a low beam current (<10A.

  2. Development and application of superconducting magnet for gyrotron with 4 mm wave length

    A superconducting magnet for gyrotron with 4 mm wave legnth is developed, its main magnetic field reaches 3 T. The gyrotron combined with the magnet producesfundamental wave long pulse, its power is more than 60 kW, pulse duration 10 ∼ 20 ms, frequency 70 GHz. It is used for plasma preionization experiment on HL-1 Tokamak

  3. Gyrotron Development in the EU for Present Fusion Experiments and for ITER

    The long term strategy of the EU in the field of gyrotrons in fusion plasma applications is based on two approaches: R and D in laboratories to develop advanced concepts and industrial development of state-of-the-art tubes for use in present experiments like TCV, Tore Supra (118 GHz, 0.5 MW, CW) and W7-X (140 GHz, 1 MW, CW). The results from these two approaches are then applied to the development of a coaxial cavity gyrotron operating at 170 GHz and delivering 2 MW-CW for the electron cyclotron wave system of ITER. This paper will recall the main achievements of this program and will outline the present status of the 170 GHz coaxial cavity gyrotron development

  4. Optimization of oversized corrugated waveguide bends for higher-order TE0n-modes at 140 GHz

    Oversized corrugated 900 waveguide bends with a waveguide diameter of 27.79 mm were optimized for TE0n (n = 3...6) transmission lines to transmit power of about 200 kW for Electron-Cyclotron-Resonance-Heating of plasmas in thermonuclear fusion research at a frequency of 140 GHz. The corrugation removes the degeneracy of the mode pairs TE0n/TM1n. The bends were optimized by numerical integration of the coupled-mode differential equations for six coupled modes: TE0n, HE1n, EH1n, EH1,n+1, HE2n and EH2n. During the optimization procedure three parameters were varied: curvature distribution, corrugation depth and arc length. Following curvature distributions were studied: sine-sine-squared, triangular and specific Fourier series. The last one was found to be the best. The optimum corrugation depth increases with increasing mode number n, whereas the arc length decreases. It was found, that a small elliptical deformation of less than 0.04 mm has a negligible influence on TE03- and TE04-bends. In the case of TE05- and TE06-bends the arc length must be increased in order to maintain a pure output mode. (orig.)

  5. Investigation of a 140 GHz gryo-backward wave oscillator and a 95 GHz gyro-traveling wave

    There is current interest in developing a high-power source of continuously tunable millimeter wave radiation as a RF driver for high-power gyrotron, CARM, or FEL amplifiers. The gyrotron backward wave oscillator is a voltage-tunable fast-wave device that can satisfy these requirements. This thesis reports on the design and experimental investigation of a 130--145 GHz gyrotron backward wave oscillator Novel operating features of this design include the use of a 80-kV, 6.2-A Pierce-wiggler electron beam source, a broadband motheye window and an overmoded TE1,2 cylindrical interaction waveguide. Although this device has demonstrated voltage-tunable operation over the design range in the TE1,2 mode, the frequency tuning is not continuous, output powers were low and full-beam transmission through the interaction region was not possible. Simulations indicate that the beam has very high velocity spread induced by space charge forces in the compression region. After increasing the diameter of the beam tunnel to achieve full transmission, the TE1,2 was not found. It is felt that the scraping off of the beam edge in the initial experiments allowed a better quality beam to enter the interaction region and inhibited coupling into competing forward wave modes. The need for radar systems with greater resolution has led to renewed interest in the development of efficient high-power amplifiers at 95 GHz. Current sources are limited to 6--8 kW of output power due to ohmic loading on the slow-wave circuit. A gyrotron traveling wave tube amplifier is capable of efficient operation over a wide bandwidth with the added attraction of low ohmic loading on the smooth fast-wave circuit. This thesis reports of the design a 95-GHz gyrotron traveling wave tube amplifier that is capable of high power (125 kW), high gain (38 dB), large bandwidth > 5 GHz and high efficiencies (> 30%)

  6. Development of high power gyrotron with energy recovery system

    A gyrotron with an energy recovery system was developed and its stable operation was performed. The efficiency was improved from 30% to 50% at 610kW, 50msec, and the long pulse, high efficiency operation, 350kW, 5sec, 48% was demonstrated. These results should bring a large cost reduction of ECH system. (orig.)

  7. Design considerations in achieving 1 MW CW operation with a whispering-gallery-mode gyrotron

    Varian is developing high-power, CW gyrotrons at frequencies in the range 100 GHz to 150 GHz, for use in electron cyclotron heating applications. Early test vehicles have utilized a TE15,2,1 interaction cavity, have achieved short-pulse power levels of 820 kW and average power levels of 80 kW at 140 GHz. Present tests are aimed at reaching 400 kW under CW operating conditions and up to 1 MW for short pulse durations. Work is also underway on modifications to the present design that will enable power levels of up to 1 MW CW to be achieved. 7 refs., 2 figs

  8. Development of 100 GHz band high power gyrotron for fusion experimental reactor

    In JAERI, 1MW gyrotrons of 170GHz and 110GHz are under development for ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) and JT-60U, respectively. Both gyrotrons have a depressed collector for an efficiency improvement and a low loss synthetic diamond window that enables Gaussian beam output over 1MW. Three 110GHz gyrotrons are used on an electron cyclotron heating and current drive(ECH/ECCD) system on JT-60U, in which the output power of ∼0.8MW/3sec was generated from each gyrotron. As for 170GHz, output power of 1.2MW with electron beam of 85kV/49A was obtained on a short pulse gyrotron. The efficiency of ∼57% was attained at 1.1MW with the depressed collector. Based on these results, the 1MW 170GHz gyrotron for long pulse operation was fabricated. (author)

  9. Active heater control and regulation for the Varian VGT-8011 gyrotron

    The Varian VGT-8011 gyrotron is currently being used in the new 110 GHz 2 MW ECH system installed on D3-D. This new ECH system augments the 60 GHz system which uses Varian VA-8060 gyrotrons. The new 110 GHz system will be used for ECH experiments on D3-D with a pulse width capability of 10 sec. In order to maintain a constant RF outpower level during long pulse operation, active filament-heater control and regulation is required to maintain a constant cathode current. On past D3-D experiments involving the use of Varian VA-8060 gyrotrons for ECH power, significant gyrotron heater-emission depletion was experienced for pulse widths > 300 msec. This decline in heater-emission directly results in gyrotron-cathode current droop. Since RF power from gyrotrons decreases as cathode current decreases, it is necessary to maintain a constant cathode current level during gyrotron pulses for efficient gyrotron operation. Therefore, it was determined that a filament-heater control system should be developed for the Varian VGT-8011 gyrotron which will include cathode-current feed-back. This paper discusses the mechanisms used to regulate gyrotron filament-heater voltage by using cathode-current feed-back. 1 fig

  10. Technical developments at the KIT gyrotron test facility

    Parasitic beam tunnel oscillations have been discovered on some of the series production gyrotrons for W7-X and also on the coaxial pre-prototype gyrotron for ITER. Solutions to remedy these problems have resulted in a modified beam tunnel design, technologically close to the existing beam tunnel. The new design has successfully been tested on both the coaxial and also the f-step-tunable gyrotrons and has subsequently been implemented on one of the W7-X series-production-tubes presently undergoing factory acceptance tests in Karlsruhe. The ECRH test loads at KIT are operated under normal atmospheric conditions. Several loads have eventually failed in 1 MW long pulse experiments and KIT has therefore started to design its own loads. The first KIT-load is based on a fixed conical mirror and an aluminum cylinder coated with a lossy material for increased absorption. The new load has so far successfully been used during the acceptance tests of two 1-MW CW gyrotrons. Nevertheless a new load based on pure (uncoated) stainless steel absorbers is being developed as a backup solution for the ongoing high priority gyrotron testing. A superconducting magnet capable of rapid field changes between 4.15 and 5.67 T for frequency step-tunable gyrotrons has been procured, has demonstrated a (static) field of 7.2 T and its capability of rapid field-changes.

  11. Technical developments at the KIT gyrotron test facility

    Schmid, Martin, E-mail: martin.schmid@kit.edu [Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology (IHM), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Association EURATOM-KIT, Karlsruhe (Germany); Erckmann, Volker [Max-Planck-Institute for Plasmaphysics, Association EURATOM-IPP, Greifswald (Germany); Gantenbein, Gerd; Illy, Stefan; Kern, Stefan [Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology (IHM), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Association EURATOM-KIT, Karlsruhe (Germany); Lievin, Christophe [Thales Electron Devices, Velicy (France); Samartsev, Andrey [Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology (IHM), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Association EURATOM-KIT, Karlsruhe (Germany); Schlaich, Andreas [Institute of High Frequency Techniques and Electronics (IHE), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Association EURATOM-KIT, Karlsruhe (Germany); Rzesnicki, Thomaz [Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology (IHM), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Association EURATOM-KIT, Karlsruhe (Germany); Thumm, Manfred [Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology (IHM), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Association EURATOM-KIT, Karlsruhe (Germany); Institute of High Frequency Techniques and Electronics (IHE), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Association EURATOM-KIT, Karlsruhe (Germany)

    2011-10-15

    Parasitic beam tunnel oscillations have been discovered on some of the series production gyrotrons for W7-X and also on the coaxial pre-prototype gyrotron for ITER. Solutions to remedy these problems have resulted in a modified beam tunnel design, technologically close to the existing beam tunnel. The new design has successfully been tested on both the coaxial and also the f-step-tunable gyrotrons and has subsequently been implemented on one of the W7-X series-production-tubes presently undergoing factory acceptance tests in Karlsruhe. The ECRH test loads at KIT are operated under normal atmospheric conditions. Several loads have eventually failed in 1 MW long pulse experiments and KIT has therefore started to design its own loads. The first KIT-load is based on a fixed conical mirror and an aluminum cylinder coated with a lossy material for increased absorption. The new load has so far successfully been used during the acceptance tests of two 1-MW CW gyrotrons. Nevertheless a new load based on pure (uncoated) stainless steel absorbers is being developed as a backup solution for the ongoing high priority gyrotron testing. A superconducting magnet capable of rapid field changes between 4.15 and 5.67 T for frequency step-tunable gyrotrons has been procured, has demonstrated a (static) field of 7.2 T and its capability of rapid field-changes.

  12. Long pulse operation on Tore Supra

    Monier-Garbet, P

    2004-07-01

    This document gathers a series of transparencies dedicated to the long pulse operation on Tore-Supra. The structure of the document is described as follows: the first part is an introduction recalling fusion basis and presenting the different physical and technological phenomenon time scales. The second part is dedicated to the production of long pulses through non-inductive drive and some experimental scenarios illustrate it. The final part is devoted to physics issues like particle retention.

  13. Long pulse operation on Tore Supra

    This document gathers a series of transparencies dedicated to the long pulse operation on Tore-Supra. The structure of the document is described as follows: the first part is an introduction recalling fusion basis and presenting the different physical and technological phenomenon time scales. The second part is dedicated to the production of long pulses through non-inductive drive and some experimental scenarios illustrate it. The final part is devoted to physics issues like particle retention

  14. Development of dual frequency gyrotron and high power test of EC components

    Sakamoto K.

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available In JAEA, development of high-power long-pulse gyrotrons is underway. The output power of the gyrotron was applied for high-power long-pulse tests of the transmission line (TL and the equatorial launcher (EL mock up for ITER. The feature of design in the dual frequency gyrotron is the simultaneously satisfying the matching of both frequencies at a window and the same radiation angle at an internal mode convertor for both frequencies. The dual frequency gyrotron was developed and high power operations at 170 GHz and 137 GHz were carried out. The 170 GHz high power experiment of 40 m length ITER relevant TL was carried out and transmission efficiency and mode purity change caused by long pulse operation were measured. The mock-up model of EL was also tested using 170 GHz gyrotron. The power transmission through the quasi-optical beam line in EL was demonstrated using the full scale mock up model. Furthermore, the high power test results of the transmission components will be summarized.

  15. Development program for a 200 kW, cw gyrotron. Final report

    Development of a millimeter-wave device to produce 200 kW of continuous wave power at 60 GHz is described. The device, a gyrotron oscillator, is intended for electron-cyclotron heating of fusion plasmas. The design philosophy is herein discussed and experimental results, both diagnostic and long pulse, are given

  16. From reactors to long pulse sources

    We will show, that by using an adapted instrumentation concept, the performance of a continuous source can be emulated by one switch on in long pulses for only about 10% of the total time. This 10 fold gain in neutron economy opens up the way for building reactor like sources with an order of magnitude higher flux than the present technological limits. Linac accelerator driven spallation lends itself favorably for the realization of this kind of long pulse sources, which will be complementary to short pulse spallation sources, the same way continuous reactor sources are

  17. State-of-the-art and recent developments of high-power gyrotron oscillators

    Gyrotron oscillators (gyromonotrons) are mainly used as high-power millimeter wave sources for electron cyclotron resonance heating (ECRH) and diagnostics of magnetically confined plasmas for generation of energy by controlled thermonuclear fusion. High unit power and high efficiency single-mode CW gyrotrons with conventional cylindrical (1 MW) and advanced coaxial (2 MW) cavities are worldwide under development. 118 GHz, 140 GHz and 170 GHz conventional cavity gyrotrons with output power Pout≅0.5 MW, pulse length τ≅5.0 s and efficiency η≅35% are commercially available. Advanced internal quasi-optical mode converters generate linearly polarized output wave beams from the high-order cavity modes (e.g., TE22,6) with efficiencies of 90-95% and separate the millimeter-wave beam from the electron beam, thus allowing the use of large CW-relevant depressed collectors for energy recovery. Overall efficiencies between 50 and 60% have been already achieved at JAERI, FZK, and GYCOM employing single-stage depressed collectors (SDC). First successful experiments at FZK employing a broadband Brewster window gave up to 1.5 MW output power at around 50% efficiency (SDC) for all operating mode series in the frequency range from 114 to 166 GHz (frequency tuning in 3.7 GHz steps by variation of the magnetic field strength in the cavity). Gyrotrons with advanced coaxial cavities designed for operation in the TE28,16 and TE31,17 modes at 140 and 165 GHz, respectively, are under development and test at IAP Nizhny Novgorod and FZK Karlsruhe. A maximum output power of 1.7 MW has been measured at 165 GHz with an efficiency of 35.2% (SDC, FZK). Cryogenically edge-cooled single-disk sapphire (T=77 K) and Au-doped silicon (T=230 K) windows as well as CVD-diamond windows with water edge-cooling at room temperature are under investigation in order to solve the window problem. Commercial CVD-diamond disks will easily allow the transmission of 2 MW power level at 170 GHz, CW. Bonding and

  18. State-of-the-art and recent developments of high-power gyrotron oscillators

    Thumm, Manfred

    1999-05-01

    Gyrotron oscillators (gyromonotrons) are mainly used as high-power millimeter wave sources for electron cyclotron resonance heating (ECRH) and diagnostics of magnetically confined plasmas for generation of energy by controlled thermonuclear fusion. High unit power and high efficiency single-mode CW gyrotrons with conventional cylindrical (1 MW) and advanced coaxial (2 MW) cavities are worldwide under development. 118 GHz, 140 GHz and 170 GHz conventional cavity gyrotrons with output power Pout≈0.5 MW, pulse length τ≈5.0 s and efficiency η≈35% are commercially available. Advanced internal quasi-optical mode converters generate linearly polarized output wave beams from the high-order cavity modes (e.g., TE22,6) with efficiencies of 90-95% and separate the millimeter-wave beam from the electron beam, thus allowing the use of large CW-relevant depressed collectors for energy recovery. Overall efficiencies between 50 and 60% have been already achieved at JAERI, FZK, and GYCOM employing single-stage depressed collectors (SDC). First successful experiments at FZK employing a broadband Brewster window gave up to 1.5 MW output power at around 50% efficiency (SDC) for all operating mode series in the frequency range from 114 to 166 GHz (frequency tuning in 3.7 GHz steps by variation of the magnetic field strength in the cavity). Gyrotrons with advanced coaxial cavities designed for operation in the TE28,16 and TE31,17 modes at 140 and 165 GHz, respectively, are under development and test at IAP Nizhny Novgorod and FZK Karlsruhe. A maximum output power of 1.7 MW has been measured at 165 GHz with an efficiency of 35.2% (SDC, FZK). Cryogenically edge-cooled single-disk sapphire (T=77 K) and Au-doped silicon (T=230 K) windows as well as CVD-diamond windows with water edge-cooling at room temperature are under investigation in order to solve the window problem. Commercial CVD-diamond disks will easily allow the transmission of 2 MW power level at 170 GHz, CW. Bonding and

  19. Long pulse operation with actively cooled limiters

    We present here the major results obtained with actively cooled plasma facing components during long pulse operation (plasma duration >3 x surface temperature time constant=steady-state). Shots up to 120 s have been achieved in Tore Supra when the plasma was leaning on the large inner toroidal actively cooled limiter with a moderate deposited power density heat flux (up to 0.3 MW/m2). For larger power density heat flux up to 4.5 MW/m2 (design value), modular limiters have been used. A prerequisite for any actively cooled limiter is the absence of any cooling defect (crack parallel to the surface in the tile or non-correct bonding). If a defect is present it leads to a super-brilliance event (with its corresponding local power heat flux increase) which propagates. This deleterious effect is unfortunately a runaway effect. (orig.)

  20. Feasibility of ion temperature measurement with a gyrotron scattering alpha particle diagnostic

    Collective Thomson scattering can be used to diagnose localized ion temperature as well as alpha particle velocity distribution and density in a D-T burning tokamak. With one diagnostic beam a simultaneous, but independent, measure of the bulk ion temperature and alpha particle parameters can be made. Use of a long pulse, millimeter-wave gyrotron offers a significant margin in signal to noise ratio capability (√Δftau > 1000) not previously possible with lasers. 9 refs., 2 figs

  1. Development of high power gyrotron and transmission line for ECH/ECCD system

    170 GHz, high power and long pulse gyrotron with CVD diamond output window (tanδ ≤ 1.4 x 10-4, σ = 1800 W/m/K) has successfully been developed. The operation of 0.45 MW-8.0 sec and of 0.52 MW-6.2 sec were performed. Temperature increase of the window center was 150 deg. C at the operation of 0.52 MW-6.2 sec, moreover, the increment saturated, which well agreed with the simulation result. No damage on the gyrotron window and the gyrotron itself was observed through the experiment. We have constructed the 40 m run transmission line to demonstrate the efficient transmission of high power and long pulse millimeter wave. The total transmission loss has been estimated as less than 18%, which includes the loss in mirror optical unit, assumed as 10%. The transmission efficiency, the mode purity and the polarization are mainly investigated in the high power transmission experiment. The diamond window assembly as tritium or vacuum barrier in a transmission line was fabricated for high pressure test. The disk was failed at pressure of 0.465 MPa, which is consistent with the material strength. (author)

  2. Gyrotron: an ECH system component

    The gyrotron, or electron-cyclotron maser, in the form of a gyromonotron, is being developed as a source of millimeter wave energy for fusion plasma heating. The characteristics of this high power, high efficiency electron tube are described in terms of the requirements for the beam power supply system, the mechanical support system, the cooling system, the focusing and tuning magnets, and the waveguide system. Requirements of power level and transmission efficiency dictate the use of oversize waveguide. The implications, both to the user and to the interaction mechanisms in the gyrotron, of the use of oversize waveguide are treated. The effects of variations of various operating parameters upon the gyrotron's power output and stability are also discussed. Data from gyrotron development and system operation are used where appropriate

  3. Design of an ultra-broadband single-disk output window for a frequency step-tunable 1 MW gyrotron

    Output window design is one of the key issues to realize broadband output of a multi-frequency gyrotron. Corresponding to the recent development of a frequency step-tunable 1 MW gyrotron at Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (FZK), this paper reports about a newly designed ultra-broadband CVD-diamond disk Brewster window. The thickness of the disk and the geometry of the window unit have been optimized to get low power reflection over a broadband incident angle range around the Brewster angle at different operating frequencies. Detailed calculations of mm-wave transmission characteristics for this Brewster window have been performed for all the considered operation modes from TE17,6 at 105 GHz up to TE23,8 at 143 GHz, and for thickness of the disk from 1.5 to 2.0 mm. Calculations show if one prefers to place the low reflection area in the middle of the discussed frequency range (120-130 GHz), the thickness of 1.6 mm is near optimum and its -20 dB bandwidth angle is more than 30o. For operation near 105 and 140 GHz, a 1.9 mm disk is preferable and its -20 dB bandwidth angle is around 30o

  4. Gyrotron oscillators for fusion heating

    Recent experiments have been performed to determine the ultimate power capability of a 28 GHz 200 kW CW gyrotron design. A power output of 342 kW CW was measured in these tests with an efficiency of 37%. Progress in the development of 60 GHz 200 kW pulsed and CW gyrotrons is discussed. An output of 200 kW with 100 msec pulse length has been achieved with the pulsed design

  5. Advances in high power calorimetric matched loads for short pulses and CW gyrotrons

    ) and the CW version at 2 MW, 170 GHz, are described in the paper. High power tests on short-pulse loads have been done using a double frequency gyrotron, 105 GHz/600 kW for 0.5 s and 140 GHz/800 kW for 1 s. Also a method for emulating 2 MW conditions while using 1 MW gyrotron has been applied to test the load to be used for the European 2 MW coaxial cavity gyrotron development programme

  6. Advances in High Power Calorimetric Matched Loads for Short Pulses and CW Gyrotrons

    the CW version at 2 MW, 170 GHz, are described in the paper. High power tests on short-pulse loads have been done using a double frequency gyrotron, 105 GHz/600 kW for 0.5 s and 140 GHz/800 kW for 1 s. Also a method for emulating 2 MW conditions while using 1 MW gyrotron has been applied for testing the load to be used for the European 2 MW coaxial cavity gyrotron development programme. (author)

  7. Frequency-Based Investigation of Charge Neutralization Processes and Thermal Cavity Expansion in Gyrotrons

    Schlaich, Andreas; Wu, Chuanren; Pagonakis, Ioannis; Avramidis, Konstantinos; Illy, Stefan; Gantenbein, Gerd; Jelonnek, John; Thumm, Manfred

    2015-09-01

    During the first hundred milliseconds, the frequency and RF output power of long pulse operating gyrotrons undergo deterministic variation. This well-known behavior is caused by the thermal expansion of the cavity and internal electrostatic processes related to the ionization of residual gas. A macroscopic analytical investigation of the gas conditions in modern gyrotrons indicates that ionization processes are unlikely to influence the overall internal gas pressure. In combination with electrostatic potential considerations, it was found that the beam depression voltage is not fully neutralized; in the case of W7-X gyrotrons, a maximum value of about 60 % neutralization is expected, in conflict with the common assumption of full neutralization in steady state. Using experimentally measured frequency shifts and the Evridiki gyrotron interaction simulation code, a fitting process was employed to further investigate these effects. The results are in very good agreement with the theoretical predictions and allow a separation of the time constants of the two processes causing the frequency tuning.

  8. Long-pulse-width narrow-bandwidth solid state laser

    Dane, C. Brent; Hackel, Lloyd A.

    1997-01-01

    A long pulse laser system emits 500-1000 ns quasi-rectangular pulses at 527 nm with near diffraction-limited divergence and near transform-limited bandwidth. The system consists of one or more flashlamp-pumped Nd:glass zig-zag amplifiers, a very low threshold stimulated-Brillouin-scattering (SBS) phase conjugator system, and a free-running single frequency Nd:YLF master oscillator. Completely passive polarization switching provides eight amplifier gain passes. Multiple frequency output can be generated by using SBS cells having different pressures of a gaseous SBS medium or different SBS materials. This long pulse, low divergence, narrow-bandwidth, multi-frequency output laser system is ideally suited for use as an illuminator for long range speckle imaging applications. Because of its high average power and high beam quality, this system has application in any process which would benefit from a long pulse format, including material processing and medical applications.

  9. The Los Alamos Long-Pulse-Spallation-Source driver

    A Los Alamos study has investigated the possibility of adapting the LANSCE facility to a 1-MW Long-Pulse Spallation Source (LPSS) delivering H+ beam to a new spallation target in 1-ms long pulses at a repetition rate of 60 Hz, while maintaining the present short-pulse capabilities. The study noted limitations of the LANSCE linac and has specified a scheme for high-reliability operation with low beam loss. Such an upgrade would provide a very inexpensive spallation source equivalent to a large reactor. Novel aspects of the scheme are stressed. (author) 5 figs

  10. Systematic Observation of Time-Dependent Phenomena in the RF Output Spectrum of High Power Gyrotrons

    Kern Stefan

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available At IHM/KIT, high power gyrotrons with conventional cavity (e.g. 1 MW CW at 140 GHz for the stellarator Wendelstein 7-X and coaxial cavity (2 MW shortpulse at 170 GHz for ITER for fusion applications are being developed and verified experimentally. Especially with respect to the problem of parasitic RF oscillations in the beam tunnel of some W7-X tubes, investigations of the gyrotron RF output spectrum have proved to be a valuable source of diagnostic information. Signs of transient effects in millisecond pulses, like frequency switching or intermittent low-frequency modulation, have indicated that truly time-dependent measurements with high frequency resolution and dynamic range could give deeper insight into these phenomena. In this paper, an improved measurement system is presented, which employs a fast oscilloscope as receiver. Shorttime Fourier transform (STFT is applied to the time-domain signal, yielding time-variant spectra with frequency resolutions only limited by acquisition length and STFT segmentation choice. Typical reasonable resolutions are in the range of 100 kHz to 10 MHz with a currently memory-limited maximum acquisition length of 4 ms. A key feature of the system consists in the unambiguity of frequency measurement: The system receives through two parallel channels, each using a harmonic mixer (h = 9 – 12 to convert the signal from RF millimeter wave frequencies (full D-Band, 110 – 170 GHz to IF (0 – 3 GHz. For each IF output signal of each individual mixer, injection side and receiving harmonic are initially not known. Using accordingly determined LO frequencies, this information is retrieved from the redundancy of the channels, yielding unambiguously reconstructed RF spectra with a total span of twice the usable receiver IF bandwidth, up to ≈ 6 GHz in our case. Using the system, which is still being improved continuously, various transient effects like cavity mode switching, parasitic oscillation frequency variation

  11. Systematic Observation of Time-Dependent Phenomena in the RF Output Spectrum of High Power Gyrotrons

    Schlaich, Andreas; Gantenbein, Gerd; Kern, Stefan; Thumm, Manfred

    2012-09-01

    At IHM/KIT, high power gyrotrons with conventional cavity (e.g. 1 MW CW at 140 GHz for the stellarator Wendelstein 7-X) and coaxial cavity (2 MW shortpulse at 170 GHz for ITER) for fusion applications are being developed and verified experimentally. Especially with respect to the problem of parasitic RF oscillations in the beam tunnel of some W7-X tubes, investigations of the gyrotron RF output spectrum have proved to be a valuable source of diagnostic information. Signs of transient effects in millisecond pulses, like frequency switching or intermittent low-frequency modulation, have indicated that truly time-dependent measurements with high frequency resolution and dynamic range could give deeper insight into these phenomena. In this paper, an improved measurement system is presented, which employs a fast oscilloscope as receiver. Shorttime Fourier transform (STFT) is applied to the time-domain signal, yielding time-variant spectra with frequency resolutions only limited by acquisition length and STFT segmentation choice. Typical reasonable resolutions are in the range of 100 kHz to 10 MHz with a currently memory-limited maximum acquisition length of 4 ms. A key feature of the system consists in the unambiguity of frequency measurement: The system receives through two parallel channels, each using a harmonic mixer (h = 9 - 12) to convert the signal from RF millimeter wave frequencies (full D-Band, 110 - 170 GHz) to IF (0 - 3 GHz). For each IF output signal of each individual mixer, injection side and receiving harmonic are initially not known. Using accordingly determined LO frequencies, this information is retrieved from the redundancy of the channels, yielding unambiguously reconstructed RF spectra with a total span of twice the usable receiver IF bandwidth, up to ≈ 6 GHz in our case. Using the system, which is still being improved continuously, various transient effects like cavity mode switching, parasitic oscillation frequency variation, and lowfrequency

  12. ECRH experiments and developments for long pulses in Tore Supra

    The ECRH system presently under construction at CEA/Cadarache for the Tore Supra tokamak is described. The system will be equipped by 6 gyrotrons (118 GHz, 400 kW, cw), manufactured by Thomson Tubes Electroniques. The results of the tests of the prototype and of the first series gyrotron are reported and discussed. The best performance obtained was a pulse of 102 s at 310 kW average power on dummy load, which corresponds to the new record energy of 32 MJ. Results of first ECRH experiments on Tore Supra with the prototype gyrotron are also reported. 350 kW have been coupled in O-mode both to Ohmic and to LHCD plasmas in continuous or modulated pulses lasting up to 2 s. During non-inductive discharges, fully sustained by LHCD, a significant response of the hard X-ray signals to the ECRH power has been observed, despite the low power ratio between the two waves (0.35 MW EC/4.5 MW LH waves). (author)

  13. EAST ion cyclotron resonance heating system for long pulse operation

    Zhao, Y.P. [Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China); Zhang, X.J., E-mail: xjzhang@ipp.ac.cn [Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China); Mao, Y.Z.; Yuan, S.; Xue, D.Y.; Deng, X.; Wang, L.; Ju, S.Q.; Cheng, Y.; Qin, C.M.; Chen, G. [Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China); Lin, Y. [MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Li, J.G.; Wan, B.N.; Song, Y.T. [Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China); Braun, F. [Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Kumazawa, R. [National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki 509-5292 (Japan); Wukitch, S. [MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States)

    2014-11-15

    Radio frequency (RF) power in the ion cyclotron range of frequencies (ICRF) is one of the primary auxiliary heating techniques for Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST). The ICRF system for EAST has been developed to support long-pulse high-β advanced tokamak fusion physics experiments. The ICRF system is capable of delivering 12 MW 1000-s RF power to the plasma through two antennas. The phasing between current straps of the antennas can be adjusted to optimize the RF power spectrum. The main technical features of the ICRF system are described. Each of the 8 ICRF transmitters has been successfully tested to 1.5 MW for a wide range of frequency (25–70 MHz) on a dummy load. Part of the ICRF system was in operation during the EAST 2012 spring experimental campaign and a maximum power of 800 kW (at 27 MHz) lasting for 30 s has been coupled for long pulse H mode operation.

  14. Long Pulse Integrator of Variable Integral Time Constant

    A kind of new long pulse integrator was designed based on the method of variable integral time constant and deducting integral drift by drift slope. The integral time constant can be changed by choosing different integral resistors, in order to improve the signal-to-noise ratio, and avoid output saturation; the slope of integral drift of a certain period of time can be calculated by digital signal processing, which can be used to deduct the drift of original integral signal in real time to reduce the integral drift. The tests show that this kind of long pulse integrator is good at reducing integral drift, which also can eliminate the effects of changing integral time constant. According to experiments, the integral time constant can be changed by remote control and manual adjustment of integral drift is avoided, which can improve the experiment efficiency greatly and can be used for electromagnetic measurement in Tokamak experiment. (authors)

  15. Long-pulse induction acceleration of heavy ions

    A long-pulse induction acceleration unit has been installed in the high-current Cs+ beam line at LBL and has accelerated heavy ions. A maximum energy gain of 250 keV for 1.5 μs is possible. The unit comprises 12 independent modules which may be used to synthesize a variety of waveforms by varying the triggering times of the low voltage trigger generators

  16. Aspects of long pulse commercial tokamak reactor design

    Possibilities of very long burn pulse operation in commercial tokamak reactors are analyzed. Long pulse operation could reduce or eliminate lifetime limits due to fatigue in the first wall, blanket and structural material and make the reactor more attractive from the standpoint of the electric utility. Very long pulse lengths can be achieved with tokamaks using inductive current drive if the major radius is increased to accomodate a large ohmic transformer. Illustrative design parameters have been developed for an Ultra-Long Pulse Tokamak Reactor (ULTR) with a pulse length of 24 hours. The principles developed for the 24 hour pulse length ULTR design have also been used in a scoping study for machines with shorter pulses. Parameters for a machine with a 4 hour pulse length are given. The ULTR design has an ohmic transformer which is optimized to satisfy the conflicting requirements of maximized OH drive and for reaction of the inward forces of the TF coil. The toroidal field magnet is completely modularized, with each coil in its own cryostat and shearing panels at room temperature. Analysis of effects of thermal fatigue on a representative first wall design has been performed. Windows of allowed operation have been found, limited by primary stress, swelling and fatigue. The analysis has been carried out for first walls made of stainless steel or vanadium

  17. A digital long pulse integrator for EAST Tokamak

    Highlights: • This digital integrator is done in real time integration and data transmission. • Chopper technology and linear compensation is used for drift correction. • This integrator has achieved results of 411 s long pulse plasma discharge in 2012 EAST campaign. - Abstract: A digital integrator has been developed to be compatible with the long pulse plasma discharges on the Experimental Advanced Superconductor Tokamak (EAST), in which the induced signal is modulated by a chopper, and a field programmable gate array (FPGA) in the 16-bit digitizer is used to realize the digital integration in real time. After rectification and integration, the drift is almost linear and stable in controlled temperature, so a period of 50 s is used to determine the linear drift rate for drift compensation. The integration data can be directly transferred to the reflective memory (RFM) card, which is installed in the same PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation (PXI) chassis, so the data transmission can be also done in real time. The test results show that the real time data transmission rate is up to 10 kHz, the integration drift is typically less than 0.4 uVs/s and drift performance is a little worse in real long pulse discharge, which can be reduced further by using more precise data acquisition

  18. Hysteresis and Frequency Tunability of Gyrotrons

    Dumbrajs, O.; Khutoryan, E. M.; Idehara, T.

    2016-06-01

    We present the first devoted theoretical and experimental study of the hysteresis phenomenon in relation to frequency tunability of gyrotrons. In addition, we generalize the theory describing electron tuning of frequency in gyrotrons developed earlier to arbitrary harmonics. It is found that theoretical magnetic and voltage hysteresis loops are about two times larger than experimental loops. In gyrotrons whose cavities have high quality factors, hysteresis allows one only little to broaden the frequency tunability range.

  19. Beta limits in long-pulse tokamak discharges

    Sauter, O.; La Haye, R.J.; Chang, Z.; Gates, D.A.; Kamada, Y.; Zohm, H.; Bondeson, A.; Boucher, D.; Callen, J.D.; Chu, M.S.; Gianakon, T.A.; Gruber, O.; Harvey, R.W.; Hegna, C.C.; Lao, L.L.; Monticello, D.A.; Perkins, F.; Pletzer, A.; Reiman, A.H.; Rosenbluth, M.; Strait, E.J.; Taylor, T.S.; Turnbull, A.D.; Waelbroeck, F.; Wesley, J.C.; Wilson, H.R.; Yoshino, R. [CRPP, Assoc. Euratom-Switzerland, PPB-Ecublens, 1015 Lausanne (Switzerland)]|[ITER-JCT, 11025 N Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, California 92037 (United States)]|[General Atomics, P.O. Box 85608, San Diego, California 92186-5608 (United States)]|[Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 (United States)]|[UKAEA Fusion, Culham, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3DB (United Kingdom)]|[JAERI, Naka-machi, Naka-gun, Ibaraki-ken, 311-01 (Japan)]|[MIP fuer Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, 85748 Garching (Germany)]|[Chalmers University of Technology, Goeteborg (Sweden)]|[University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706-16787 (United States)]|[CompX, 12839 Via Grimaldi, Del Mar, California 92014 (United States)]|[IFS, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States)

    1997-05-01

    The maximum normalized beta achieved in long-pulse tokamak discharges at low collisionality falls significantly below both that observed in short pulse discharges and that predicted by the ideal MHD theory. Recent long-pulse experiments, in particular those simulating the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) [M. Rosenbluth {ital et al.}, {ital Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion} (International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, 1995), Vol. 2, p. 517] scenarios with low collisionality {nu}{sub e{sup {asterisk}}}, are often limited by low-m/n nonideal magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) modes. The effect of saturated MHD modes is a reduction of the confinement time by 10{percent}{endash}20{percent}, depending on the island size and location, and can lead to a disruption. Recent theories on neoclassical destabilization of tearing modes, including the effects of a perturbed helical bootstrap current, are successful in explaining the qualitative behavior of the resistive modes and recent results are consistent with the size of the saturated islands. Also, a strong correlation is observed between the onset of these low-m/n modes with sawteeth, edge localized modes (ELM), or fishbone events, consistent with the seed island required by the theory. We will focus on a quantitative comparison between both the conventional resistive and neoclassical theories, and the experimental results of several machines, which have all observed these low-m/n nonideal modes. This enables us to single out the key issues in projecting the long-pulse beta limits of ITER-size tokamaks and also to discuss possible plasma control methods that can increase the soft {beta} limit, decrease the seed perturbations, and/or diminish the effects on confinement. {copyright} {ital 1997 American Institute of Physics.}

  20. High-resolution processing of long-pulse-lidar data

    Gurdev, L. L.; Dreischuh, T. N.; Stoyanov, D. V.

    1992-01-01

    The purpose of this work is to demonstrate the performance of the Fourier-deconvolution technique developed to improve the resolution of the long-pulse coherent lidar power profile, and to take into account the multiplicative fluctuations. The behavior of the error due to the power fluctuations and a method to reduce it are analyzed theoretically and simulated numerically. A processing of real data obtained from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ground-based Doppler lidar is also presented. Similar problems were investigated using a different approach based on introducing a correction function to the lidar equation.

  1. Long-pulse microwave radiation from large plane diode victor

    The structure and the measuring arrangements of vircator with a large plane velvet cathode diode to induce long pulsed microwave radiation are given. The cathode-anode plasma closed velocity, the maximum pulse width of the microwave radiation, the microwave peak power and frequency are measured. It is shown that there exists physically restriction in this kind of flat diode vircator between radiation pulse width, radiation frequency and radiation power. It is pointed out that coaxial vircator will be a new way to get rid of such a restriction

  2. Free-electron masers vs. gyrotrons prospects for high-power sources at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths

    Thumm, M K

    2002-01-01

    The possible applications of high-power millimeter (mm) and sub-mm waves from free-electron masers (FEMs) and gyro-devices span a wide range of technologies. The plasma physics community has already taken advantage of recent advances in applying high-power mm waves generated by long pulse or continuous wave (CW) gyrotron oscillators and short pulse very high-power FEMs in the areas of RF-plasma production, heating, non-inductive current drive, plasma stabilization and active plasma diagnostics for magnetic confinement thermonuclear fusion research, such as electron cyclotron resonance heating (28-170 GHz), electron cyclotron current drive , collective Thomson scattering , microwave transmission and heat-wave propagation experiments. Continuously frequency tunable FEMs could widen these fields of applications. Another important application of CW gyrotrons is industrial materials processing, e.g. sintering of high-performance functional and structural nanostructured ceramics. Sub-mm wave sources are employed in...

  3. State-of-the-art of high power gyro-devices and free electron masers 1994

    At present, gyrotron oscillators are mainly used as high power millimeter wave sources for electron cyclotron resonance heating (ECRH) and diagnostics of magnetically confined plasmas for generation of energy by controlled thermonuclear fusion. 140 GHz gyrotrons with output power Pout=0.54 MW, pulse length τ=3.0 s and efficiency η=42% are commercially available. Total efficiencies around 50% have been achieved using single-stage depressed collectors. Diagnostic gyrotrons deliver Pout=40 kW with τ=40 μs at frequencies up to 650 GHz (η≥4%). Recently, gyrotron oscillators have also been successfully used in material processing and plasma chemistry. Such technological applications require gyrotrons with the following parameters: f≥24 GHz, Pout=10-50 kW, CW, η≥30%. This paper reports on achievements and problems related to the development of very high power mm-wave gyrotrons for long pulse or CW operation and describes the microwave technological pecularities of the different development steps. In addition, this work gives a short overview of the present development of gyrotrons for technological applications, relativistic gyrotrons, quasi-optical gyrotrons, cyclotron autoresonance masers (CARMs), gyro klystrons, gyro-TWT amplifiers, gyrotwystron amplifiers, gyro-BWO's, peniotrons and free electron masers (FEMs). The most impressive FEM output parameters are: Pout=2 GW, τ=20 ns, η=13% at 140 GHz (LLNL) and Pout=15 kW, τ=20 μs, η=5% in the range from 120 to 900 GHz (UCSB). (orig.)

  4. Treatment of rosacea with long-pulsed Nd: YAG laser

    Ekin Meşe Say

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Background and Design: Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the face. There is no curative treatment for the disease. Facial flushing and vascular lesions due to rosacea may significantly affect a patient’s quality of life. Topical and oral antibiotics are not effective for treating rosacea. Currently, laser treatment of vascular lesions has been reported in the literature. We aimed to investigate the efficacy of long-pulse 1064-nm neodymium: YAG (Nd: YAG laser in the treatment of vascular lesions (erythema and telangiectasia in rosacea patients. Materials and Methods: Thirty-nine patients (29 women, 10 men with erythematotelangiectatic rosacea (ETR were recruited into the study. Severity of the disease (ETR-score: 0-3 was assessed for all patients. We used long-pulsed Nd: YAG laser for vascular lesions at 3-4 weeks intervals. The face was divided into seven anatomic regions for evaluation. Assessment was made by comparing pretreatment and posttreatment photographs by using ETR-scores. For evaluating patient satisfaction, a scale of 0 to 3 was used. Results: The patients were divided into three groups according to the ETR scores [ETR-1 (n=12, ETR-2 (n=9, ETR-3 (n=18]. Following an average of 3.95 (2-8 sessions laser treatments, the clinical improvement was statistically significant in all groups (p<0.05. The mean reduction of ETR-score was 91.70% in patients with ETR-1 and. the clinical improvement was to be decreased in severe forms of ETR. The most common sites for the lesions were the malar region, ala nasi and the nasal dorsum, respectively. The lesions on the ala nasi were more recalcitrant to the treatment than those on the other areas. Regarding to physician assessment of treatment’s success, 97% of the patients was associated with moderate and excellent improvement. According to physicians’ assessment, excellent improvement was noticed in 43.58% and, 61.5% of patients reported a high degree of satisfaction with this

  5. Options for neutron scattering instruments on long pulse neutron sources

    Instrumenttion on long pulse sources can be approached either by instruments from short pulse sources and hence using mainly inverted time of flight techniques or by adopting reactor type instruments and making use of the time dependence of the source flux to enhance their performance substantially. While the first approach requires more or less single use of a beam line by one instrument, the second one allows multiple use of neutron guides, as customary on reactors and hence can make much better use of the source with gains up to 100 for time of flight spectrometers. To a certain extent, the design parameters of the source depend on which of the two approaches is chosen. (author) 8 figs., 1 tab., 16 refs

  6. Web Based System Architecture for Long Pulse Remote Experimentation

    INDRA is the first Information Technology company in Spain and it presents here, through a series of transparencies, its own approach for the remote experimentation architecture for long pulses (REAL). All the architecture is based on Java-2 platform standards and REAL is a totally open architecture. By itself REAL offers significant advantages: -) access authentication and authorization under multiple security implementations, -) local or remote network access: LAN, WAN, VPN..., -) on-line access to acquisition systems for monitoring and configuration, -) scalability, flexibility, robustness, platform independence,.... The BeansNet implementation of REAL gives additional good things such as: -) easy implementation, -) graphical tool for service composition and configuration, -) availability and hot-swap (no need of stopping or restarting services after update or remodeling, and -) INDRA support. The implementation of BeansNet at the TJ-2 stellarator at Ciemat is presented. This document is made of the presentation transparencies. (A.C.)

  7. Aspects of long pulse commercial tokamak reactor design

    Illustrative design parameters have been developed for an Ultra-Long Pulse Tokamak Reactor (ULTR) with a pulse length of 24 hours. The principles developed for the 24 hour pulse length ULTR design have also been used in a scoping study for machines with shorter pulses. Parameters for a machine with a 4 hour pulse length are given. The ULTR design has an ohmic transformer which is optimized to satisfy the conflicting requirements of maximized OH drive and for reaction of the inward forces of the TF coil. The toroidal field magnet is completely modularized, with each coil in its own cryostat and shearing panels at room temperature. Analysis of effects of thermal fatigue on a representative first wall design has been performed. Windows of allowed operation have been found, limited by primary stress, swelling and fatigue. The analysis has been carried out for first walls made of stainless steel or vanadium

  8. Instrumentation system for long-pulse MFTF neutral beams

    The instrumentation system for long pulse neutral beams for MFTFS consists of monitoring and protective circuitry. Global synchronization of high speed monitoring data across twenty-four neutral beams is achieved via an experiment wide fiber optic timing system. Fiber optics are also used as a means of isolating signals at elevated voltages. An excess current monitor, interrupt monitor, sparkdown detector, spot detector and gradient grid ratio detector form the primary protection for the neutral beam source. A unique hierarchical interlocking scheme allows other protective devices to be factored into the shutdown circuitry of the power supply so that the initiating cause of a shutdown can be isolated and even allows some non-critical devices to be safely ignored for a period of time

  9. Physics design of an ultra-long pulsed tokamak reactor

    A pulsed tokamak reactor driven only by inductive current drive has recently revived, because the non-inductive current drive efficiency seems to be too low to realize a steady-state tokamak reactor with sufficiently high energy gain Q. Essential problems in pulsed operation mode is considered to be material fatigue due to cyclic operation and expensive energy storage system to keep continuous electric output during a dwell time. To overcome these problems, we have proposed an ultra-long pulsed tokamak reactor called IDLT (abbr. Inductively operated Day-Long Tokamak), which has the major and minor radii of 10 m and 1.87 m, respectively, sufficiently to ensure the burning period of about ten hours. Here we discuss physical features of inductively operated tokamak plasmas, employing the similar constraints with ITER CDA design for engineering issues. (author) 9 refs., 2 figs., 1 tab

  10. High current precision long pulse electron beam position monitor

    Nelson, S D; Fessenden, T J; Holmes, C

    2000-01-01

    Precision high current long pulse electron beam position monitoring has typically experienced problems with high Q sensors, sensors damped to the point of lack of precision, or sensors that interact substantially with any beam halo thus obscuring the desired signal. As part of the effort to develop a multi-axis electron beam transport system using transverse electromagnetic stripline kicker technology, it is necessary to precisely determine the position and extent of long high energy beams for accurate beam position control (6 - 40 MeV, 1 - 4 kA, 2 μs beam pulse, sub millimeter beam position accuracy.) The kicker positioning system utilizes shot-to-shot adjustments for reduction of relatively slow (< 20 MHz) motion of the beam centroid. The electron beams passing through the diagnostic systems have the potential for large halo effects that tend to corrupt position measurements.

  11. Long-pulse FELs as sources of monochromatic radiation

    A strong competition among modes in a long-pulse FEL is shown to exist. Through that strong competition the dominant mode is able to suppress other modes which would otherwise be present. The theoretical analysis is based on a perturbation expansion of the transverse current driving the FEL, expanded in powers of the radiation field. The perturbation analysis was carried on in a way similar to the interaction representation treatment of quantum mechanics. To third order in the expansion the crossed saturation between modes is twice as strong as the self-saturation. Thus the intensity of the dominant mode decreases the gain of competing modes at a much faster rate than it decreases its own gain. The result is single mode operation. Besides discussing the self-saturation in a single mode situation, the mode stability problem is treated analytically for the case of the two competing neighboring modes. (orig.)

  12. Commissioning a Megawatt-class Gyrotron with Collector Potential Depression

    Lohr, J.; Cengher, M.; Gorelov, Y. A.; Ponce, D.; Prater, R.

    2013-10-01

    A 110 GHz depressed collector gyrotron has been installed on the DIII-D tokamak. The commissioning process rapidly achieved operation at full parameters, 45 A and 94 kV total voltage, with 29 kV depression. Although short pulse, 2 ms, factory testing demonstrated 1.2 MW at 41% electrical efficiency, long pulse testing at DIII-D achieved only 33% efficiency at full power parameters, for pulse lengths up to 10 s. Maximum generated power was ~950 kW, considerably below the 1.2 MW target. During attempts to increase the power at 5 s pulse length, it was noted that the collector cooling water was boiling. This led to the discovery that 14 of the 160 cooling channels in the collector had been blocked by braze material during manufacture of the tube. The locations of blocked channels were identified using infrared imaging of the outside of the collector during rapid changes in the cooling water temperature. Despite these difficulties, the rf beam itself was of very high quality and the stray rf found calorimetrically in the Matching Optics Unit, which couples the Gaussian rf beam to the waveguide, was only 2% of the generated power, about half that of our previous best quality high power beam. Details of the power measurements and collector observations will be presented. Work supported by the US DOE under DE-FC02-04ER54698.

  13. State-of-the-art of high power gyro-devices and free electron masers

    At present, gyrotron oscillators are mainly used as high power millimeter wave sources for electron cyclotron resonance heating (ECRH) and diagnostics of magnetically confined plasmas for generation of energy by controlled thermonuclear fusion. 140 GHz gyrotrons with output power Pout = 0.58 MW, pulse length τ = 2.0 s and efficiency η = 34% are commercially available. Diagnostic gyrotrons deliver Pout = 40 kW with τ = 40 μs at frequencies up to 650 GHz (η ≥ 4%). Recently, gyrotron oscillators have also been successfully used in material processing and plasma chemistry. Such technological applications require gyrotrons with the following parameters: f ≥ 28 GHz, Pout = 10-30 kW, CW, η ≥ 30%. This paper reports on achievements and problems related to the development of very high power mm-wave gyrotrons for long pulse or CW operation and describes the microwave technological pecularities of the different development steps. In addition, this work gives a short overview of the present development of gyrotrons for technological applications, quasi-optical gyrotrons, cyclotron autoresonance masers (CARMs), gyro-klystrons, gyro-TWT amplifiers, gyro-BWO's and free electron masers (FEMs). The most impressive FEM output parameters are: Pout = 2 GW, τ = 20 ns, η = 13% at 140 GHz (LLNL) and Pout = 15 kW, τ = 20 μs, η = 5% in the range from 120 to 900 GHz (UCSB). (orig.)

  14. Analytic theory of the gyrotron

    An analytic theory is derived for a gyrotron operating in the linear gain regime. The gyrotron is a coherent source of microwave and millimeter wave radiation based on an electron beam emitting at cyclotron resonance Ω in a strong, uniform magnetic field. Relativistic equations of motion and first order perturbation theory are used. Results are obtained in both laboratory and normalized variables. An expression for cavity threshold gain is derived in the linear regime. An analytic expression for the electron phase angle in momentum space shows that the effect of the RF field is to form bunches that are equal to the unperturbed transit phase plus a correction term which varies as the sine of the input phase angle. The expression for the phase angle is plotted and bunching effects in and out of phase (0 and -π) with respect to the RF field are evident for detunings leading to gain and absorption, respectively. For exact resonance, field frequency ω = Ω, a bunch also forms at a phase of -π/2. This beam yields the same energy exchange with the RF field as an unbunched, (nonrelativistic) beam. 6 refs., 10 figs

  15. Recent Advances in the long pulse heating and current drive system for KSTAR

    The heating and current-drive systems of KSTAR tokamak have been developed to support long pulse, high β, advanced tokamak physics experiments. Key technologies relevant for high power and long-pulse operation are under development. Substantial progresses have been made in areas such as ion source, RF launchers, tuning components and high power supplies and they will make the advanced tokamak operation of the KSTAR be obtainable and maintained for long-pulse operating condition. (author)

  16. Gyrotrons for fusion. Status and prospects

    Gyrotrons are the most advanced high-power sources of millimeter wavelength radiation. They have been used for many years in electron-cyclotron-wave (ECW) systems of many existing fusion installations. Typically modern gyrotrons produce power of 0.5...0.8 MW in pulses of 2-3 seconds, or lower power in longer pulses (e.g. 300-400 kW in pulses up to 10-15 seconds). For the next generation of fusion installations, such as ITER or W7-X the ECW systems based on gyrotrons capable to produce 1MW/CW radiation are considered. Definitely, such gyrotrons with enhanced performance are very interesting also for the use also at existing installations

  17. Complementarity of long pulse and short pulse spallation sources

    The complementarity of short pulse spallation sources (SPSS) and steady state (CW) reactors is a widely accepted concept. SPSS and long pulse spallation sources (LPSS) are complementary in two ways: a) in their performance in neutron scattering experiments LPSS closely emulate CW reactors. In this respect two facets of the time-of-flight (TOF) monochromator method adequate for LPSS will be discussed: the superiority of the TOF approach to the crystal monochromator method in high resolution powder diffraction, and the novel technique of repetition rate multiplication in TOF spectroscopy, b) LPSS combined with adequate chopper systems can also emulate SPSS in a number of applications. It will be shown that the LPSS method of producing short neutron pulses is more efficient for cold and thermal neutrons (below an energy of about 100 MeV), while SPSS is the more favourable approach for hot, epithermal neutrons, i.e. in the slowing down regime in contrast to the moderated regime. These two aspects of complementarity of LPSS and SPSS lead to the conclusions that for about 75% of the spectrum of neutron scattering experiments as known of today the LPSS approach is the most advantageous one with a feasible neutron intensity exceeding that available at ILL by a factor of about 30, while for the remaining 25% of applications the SPSS technique is superior with a well-known potential of a similar gain over present day performances. (author) 7 figs., 6 refs

  18. A new long-pulse data system for EAST experiments

    Highlights: • Slice storage mechanism on MDSplus has been adopted for the effective solutions to the continuous and quasi real-time data storage. • Using circular linked list method solves the speed mismatch between the network transmission and the MDSplus writing. • Using LVS (Linux Virtual server) load balance technology, the new system provides a safe, highly scalable and highly available network service for user to access data. - Abstract: A long pulse discharge requires high throughput data acquisition. As more physics diagnostics with high sampling rate are applied and the pulse length becomes longer, the original EAST (Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak) data system no longer satisfies the requirements of real-time data storage and quick data access. A new system was established to integrate various data acquisition hardware and software for easy expansion and management of the system. Slice storage mechanism in MDSplus is now being used for the continuous and quasi real-time data storage. For every data acquisition thread and process, sufficient network bandwidth is ensured. Moreover, temporal digitized data is cached in computer memory in doubly linked circular lists to avoid the possible data loss by the occasional temporal storage or transfer jam. These data are in turn archived in MDSplus format by using slice storage mechanism called “segments”. For the quick access of the archived data to the users, multiple data servers are used. These data servers are linked using LVS (Linux Virtual server) load balance technology to provide a safe, highly scalable and available data service

  19. Web based system architecture for long pulse remote experimentation

    Remote experimentation (RE) methods will be essential in next generation fusion devices. Requirements for long pulse RE will be: on-line data visualization, on-line data acquisition processes monitoring and on-line data acquisition systems interactions (start, stop or set-up modifications). Note that these methods are not oriented to real-time control of fusion plant devices. INDRA Sistemas S.A., CIEMAT (Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas Medioambientales y Tecnologicas) and UPM (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid) have designed a specific software architecture for these purposes. The architecture can be supported on the BeansNet platform, whose integration with an application server provides an adequate solution to the requirements. BeansNet is a JINI based framework developed by INDRA, which makes easy the implementation of a remote experimentation model based on a Service Oriented Architecture. The new software architecture has been designed on the basis of the experience acquired in the development of an upgrade of the TJ-II remote experimentation system.

  20. Web Based System Architecture for Long Pulse Remote Experimentation

    Remote experimentation methods will be essential in next generation fusion devices. Requirements for long pulse operation will be the real-time visualization of data, the real-time monitoring of data acquisition processes and the real-time interaction with data acquisition systems (start, stop or set-up modifications). INDRA Sistemas S.A., CIEMAT and UPM (polytechnic university of Madrid) have designed a specific software architecture for these purposes. The architecture is based on the BeansNet platform, whose integration with an application server provides a proper solution to the requirements. BeansNet is a JINI based framework developed by INDRA, which makes easy the implementation of a remote participation model based on a Service Oriented Architecture. BeansNet and its interaction with the Messaging Services provides the users with the information acquired by real time acquisition systems, with no further delay than the derived from the information transmission over the network, depending on its bandwidth. The new software architecture has been designed based on the existing experience with the TJ-II remote experimentation system. In that case, different aspects of remote participation in experiments from distributed environments were addressed, as remote configuration of data acquisition systems or user authentication. The new design allows the required real-time interactions within a secure environment and with an easy system administration. (authors)

  1. 1 GJ long pulse control on Tore Supra

    Full text: With the goal of addressing the critical issue of long pulse steady-state operation of next fusion devices, the experimental programme of the Tore Supra has been devoted in 2003 to study simultaneously current profile control, heat removal capability and particle exhaust. This required both advanced technology integration and steady-state real time plasma control, obtained on Tore Supra with a complete set of measurements and actuators built around a shared memory network. Plasma position control was improved within a few millimetres range, taking in account small changes in the pick up coils temperature. Fully non inductive current drive, in a MHD stable regime, was maintained during more than 6 minutes, with the capability to recover from transient failures of the RF power (arcs in the wave-guides). Infrared imaging of the first wall, analysed in real time, shows a stable surface temperature, as more than 98% of the injected power was recovered in the cooling water loop. A world record of injected-extracted energy, exceeding 1 GJ, was obtained in this new powerful regime. (author)

  2. Long-pulse, high-power vircator experiments

    Coleman, P.D.; Aurand, J.F.

    1988-01-01

    An experiment designed to achieve long pulse virtual cathode oscillator (VCO) operation at approx. 700 MHz is described. Low frequency operation allowed operating at large A-K gaps and low current densities which facilitated the 800 ns pulsewidth operation. The VCO was configured in a 91 cm diameter drift tube and consisted of a 76 cm diameter planar cathode separated from an anode screen by an A-K gap that was varied from 5 to 10 cm. The diode was directly driven by a Marx generator with a resultant A-K voltage of 350 kV. Power was extracted axially from the cylindrical waveguide through a Lexan window. Application of a transverse magnetic field downstream of the virtual cathode swept the beam into the wall. This method of dumping the beam avoided plasma formation at the window and a resultant shortening of the radiated pulse. The frequency was observed to chirp from 600 to 800 MHz. The radiation pattern was measured by a seven element B-dot array located 2.4 m from the exit window. Comparison of these patterns to computer code predictions indicated a mix of TM/sub 0/exclamation and TM/sub 02/ modes.

  3. A review on the sub-THz/THz gyrotrons

    Kumar, Nitin; Singh, Udaybir; Bera, Anirban; Sinha, A. K.

    2016-05-01

    A review on the sub-THz/THz gyrotrons is performed in this manuscript. The present development status of gyrotrons can be divided into three streams for the sake of better understanding: 1. low frequency (200 GHz) gyrotrons for various innovative applications. In this manuscript, the third stream of gyrotron development is reviewed. In last few decades several innovative applications are searched in sub-THz/THz band where the gyrotrons could be used as an efficient source of RF radiation. The applications of sub-THz/THz gyrotrons including the futuristic scope of the device are also discussed in this article. Further, several criticalities arise in the design and development when the gyrotron operation shifts toward the high frequency band. Various such design and technological challenges are also discussed here. Finally the development status of sub-THz/THz gyrotrons as per the use in various scientific and technological applications is also discussed.

  4. Development of 1 MW gyrotron and progress of ECH system for the GAMMA 10 tandem mirror in Tsukuba

    High power gyrotrons with TE4,2 cavity at 28 GHz and with TE18,6 cavity and a diamond window at 77 GHz have been developed for GAMMA 10 and LHD in the joint program of NIFS and University of Tsukuba. The maximum outputs of 570 kW at 28 GHz and 1.1 MW at 77 GHz were obtained corresponding to each design. The operations of more than 750 kW for 5 sec. and 810 kW for 3.5 sec. were achieved in the developing tubes at 77 GHz, which is the first high power-long pulse result of the 77 GHz tube. The experimental simulation of the effect of the stray RF in the 28 GHz tube indicates the stray RF is the one of the major causes limiting gyrotron performance. The output of more than 1 MW with 40% oscillation efficiency is expected from the design of the next 28 GHz gyrotron for GAMMA 10. Installation of the polarizer in the transmission line enhanced the performance of the ECH system in GAMMA 10, that is the first result which clearly showed ∼100% X mode excitation is a key to design the efficient fundamental ECH system of strong field side injection in mirror devices. (author)

  5. Theory and Practice in ICRF Antennas for Long Pulse Operation

    Long plasma discharges on the Tore Supra (TS) tokamak were extended in 2004 towards higher powers and plasma densities by combined Lower Hybrid (LH) and Ion Cyclotron Range of Frequencies (ICRF) waves. RF pulses of 20 s x 8 MW and 60 s x 4 MW were produced. TS is equipped with 3 ICRF antennas, whose front faces are ready for CW operation. This paper reports on their behaviour over high power long pulses, as observed with infrared (IR) thermography and calorimetric measurements. Edge parasitic losses, although modest, are concentrated on a small surface and can raise surface temperatures close to operational limits. A complex hot spot pattern was revealed with at least 3 physical processes involved: convected power, electron acceleration in the LH near field, and a RF-specific phenomenon compatible with RF sheaths. LH coupling was also perturbed in the antenna shadow. This was attributed to RF-induced DC ExB0 convection. This motivated sheath modelling in two directions. First, the 2D topology of RF potentials was investigated in relation with the RF current distribution over the antenna, via a Green's function formalism and full-wave calculation using the ICANT code. In front of phased arrays of straps, convective cells were interpreted using the RF current profiles of strip line theory. Another class of convective cells, specific to antenna box corners, was evidenced for the first time. Within 1D sheath models assuming independent flux tubes, RF and rectified DC potentials are proportional. 2D fluid models couple nearby flux tubes via transverse polarisation currents. Unexpectedly this does not necessarily smooth RF potential maps. Peak DC potentials can even be enhanced. The experience gained on TS and the numerical tools are valuable for designing steady state high power antennas for next step devices. General rules to reduce RF potentials as well as concrete design options are discussed. (authors)

  6. Upgrade Of The TH1506B 118 GHz Gyrotron Using Modeing Tools

    The first TH1506B prototype showing problems of overheating and spurious oscillations, a new modified gyrotron was built. During the tests, the extwo peaks, which was never predicted by simulations. Various low evel tests were performed on the mode converter with different shapes for the launcher but without real improvement. Besides measurements, the use of a new software Surf3D[l] showed that the problem mainly comes from the 3rd mirror whose curvature is too high and not well taken nto account by the calculation. This analysis software is based on ntegral equations and the complete 3D modelling alowed to determine a new profile for the 3rd mirror. An aluminium model of a new mirror was manufactured and thorough low level tests made at FZK showed that there was no double peak.The next step would consist in building a gyrotron based on this new design, to confirm the simulation and to valdate it for long pulses

  7. Effect of ion compensation of the beam space charge on gyrotron operation

    In gyrotrons, the coherent radiation of electromagnetic waves takes place when the cyclotron resonance condition between the wave frequency and the electron cyclotron frequency or its harmonic holds. The voltage depression caused by the beam space charge field changes the relativistic cyclotron frequency and, hence, can play an important role in the beam-wave interaction process. In long pulse and continuous-wave regimes, the beam space charge field can be partially compensated by the ions, which appear due to the beam impact ionization of neutral molecules of residual gases in the interaction space. In the present paper, the role of this ion compensation of the beam space charge on the interaction efficiency is analyzed. We also analyze the effect of the electron velocity spread on the limiting currents and discuss some effects restricting the ion-to-beam electron density ratio in the saturation stage. It is shown that the effect of the ion compensation on the voltage depression caused by the beam space charge field can cause significant changes in the efficiency of gyrotron operation and, in some cases, even result in the break of oscillations

  8. Effect of ion compensation of the beam space charge on gyrotron operation

    Fokin, A. P.; Glyavin, M. Yu.; Nusinovich, G. S.

    2015-04-01

    In gyrotrons, the coherent radiation of electromagnetic waves takes place when the cyclotron resonance condition between the wave frequency and the electron cyclotron frequency or its harmonic holds. The voltage depression caused by the beam space charge field changes the relativistic cyclotron frequency and, hence, can play an important role in the beam-wave interaction process. In long pulse and continuous-wave regimes, the beam space charge field can be partially compensated by the ions, which appear due to the beam impact ionization of neutral molecules of residual gases in the interaction space. In the present paper, the role of this ion compensation of the beam space charge on the interaction efficiency is analyzed. We also analyze the effect of the electron velocity spread on the limiting currents and discuss some effects restricting the ion-to-beam electron density ratio in the saturation stage. It is shown that the effect of the ion compensation on the voltage depression caused by the beam space charge field can cause significant changes in the efficiency of gyrotron operation and, in some cases, even result in the break of oscillations.

  9. Effect of ion compensation of the beam space charge on gyrotron operation

    Fokin, A. P.; Glyavin, M. Yu. [Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod 603950 (Russian Federation); Nusinovich, G. S. [Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742-3511 (United States)

    2015-04-15

    In gyrotrons, the coherent radiation of electromagnetic waves takes place when the cyclotron resonance condition between the wave frequency and the electron cyclotron frequency or its harmonic holds. The voltage depression caused by the beam space charge field changes the relativistic cyclotron frequency and, hence, can play an important role in the beam-wave interaction process. In long pulse and continuous-wave regimes, the beam space charge field can be partially compensated by the ions, which appear due to the beam impact ionization of neutral molecules of residual gases in the interaction space. In the present paper, the role of this ion compensation of the beam space charge on the interaction efficiency is analyzed. We also analyze the effect of the electron velocity spread on the limiting currents and discuss some effects restricting the ion-to-beam electron density ratio in the saturation stage. It is shown that the effect of the ion compensation on the voltage depression caused by the beam space charge field can cause significant changes in the efficiency of gyrotron operation and, in some cases, even result in the break of oscillations.

  10. The 110 GHz Gyrotron System on DIII-D: Gyrotron Tests and Physics Results

    The DIII-D tokamak has installed a system with three gyrotrons at the 1 MW level operating at 110 GHz. Physics experiments on electron cyclotron current drive, heating, and transport have been performed. Good efficiency has been achieved both for on-axis and off-axis current drive with relevance for control of the current density profile leading to advanced regimes of tokamak operation, although there is a difference between off-axis ECCD efficiency inside and outside the magnetic axis. Heating efficiency is excellent and electron temperatures up to 10 keV have been achieved. The gyrotron system is versatile, with poloidal scan and control of the polarization of the injected rf beam. Phase correcting mirrors form a Gaussian beam and focus it into the waveguide. Both perpendicular and oblique launch into the tokamak have been used. Three different gyrotron designs are installed and therefore unique problems specific to each have been encountered, including parasitic oscillations, mode hops during modulation and polarization control problems. Two of the gyrotrons suffered damage during operations, one due to filament failure and one due to a vacuum leak. The repairs and subsequent testing will be described. The transmission system uses evacuated, windowless waveguide and the three gyrotrons have output windows of three different materials. One gyrotron uses a diamond window and generates a Gaussian beam directly. The development of the system and specific tests and results from each of the gyrotrons will be presented. The DIII-D project has committed to an upgrade of the system, which will add three gyrotrons in the 1 MW class, all using diamond output windows, to permit operation at up to ten seconds per pulse at one megawatt output for each gyrotron

  11. Linear theory of frequency pulling in gyrotrons

    Nusinovich, Gregory S.; Luo, Li; Liu, Pu-kun

    2016-05-01

    The effect of the electron beam on the gyrotron operating frequency (the frequency pulling) is studied analytically in the framework of the linear (or small-signal) theory. The theory is applicable for gyrotrons operating at any cyclotron harmonics and in modes with arbitrary axial structures. The present consideration is limited to cases of operation at the fundamental cyclotron resonance and the second harmonic; also two specific axial profiles of the resonator modes are analyzed: the constant and the sinusoidal distributions. In the case of the sinusoidal distribution, we considered the operation in modes with one, two, and three axial variations. It is shown how to use the theory developed for analyzing the frequency tunability due to the frequency pulling effect in a gyrotron with specified parameters of the electron beam.

  12. Compact, harmonic multiplying gyrotron amplifiers

    Guo, H.Z.; Granatstein, V.L.; Antonsen, T.M. Jr.; Levush, B.; Tate, J.; Chen, S.H. [Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States). Inst. for Plasma Research

    1995-12-31

    A compact, harmonic multiplying gyrotron traveling wave amplifier is being developed. The device is a three-stage tube with the output section running as a fourth harmonic gyro-TWT, the input section running as a fundamental gyro-TWT, and the middle operating at the second harmonic of the cyclotron frequency. Radiation is suppressed by servers between the sections. The operating beam of the tube is produced by a magnetron injection gun (MIG). A TE{sub 0n} mode selective interaction circuit consisting of mode converters and a filter waveguide is employed for both input and output sections to solve the mode competition problem, which is pervasive in gyro-TWT operation. The input section has an input coupler designed as a TE{sub 0n} mode launcher. It excites a signal at the fundamental cyclotron frequency (17.5 GHz), which is amplified in the first TWT interaction region. So far the device is similar to a two-stage harmonic gyro-TWT. The distinction is that in the three-stage device the second section will be optimized not for output power but for fourth harmonic bunching of the beam. A gyroklystron amplifier has also been designed. The configuration is similar to the gyro-TWT but with the traveling wave interaction structures replaced by mode selective special complex cavities. Cold test results of the wideband input coupler and the TE{sub 0n} mode selective interaction circuit have been obtained.

  13. Long pulse discharges on the HT-7 tokamak

    =120-180 kA, Bt=1.5-2.0 T, Te(0)=2-4 keV, and e>=1.0-2.5 x 1019 m-3) had been achieved with a duration of more than 10 s. For lower performance operation (Ip=55 kA, Te(0)=0.5 - 1.0 keV, and a central density ne0=0.5-1.0 x 1019 m-3), a reproducible long pulse discharge with the operational pulse length up to 240 seconds was sustained by the LHCD (<200 kW) on the HT-7. (author)

  14. Reliability of High Power Laser Diode Arrays Operating in Long Pulse Mode

    Amzajerdian, Farzin; Meadows, Byron L.; Barnes, Bruce W.; Lockard, George E.; Singh, Upendra N.; Kavaya, Michael J.; Baker, Nathaniel R.

    2006-01-01

    Reliability and lifetime of quasi-CW laser diode arrays are greatly influenced by their thermal characteristics. This paper examines the thermal properties of laser diode arrays operating in long pulse duration regime.

  15. Investigation of long pulse laser induced flame on Al in air using optical interferometry

    Zhang, Hongchao; Lu, Jian; Shen, Zhonghua; Ni, Xiaowu

    2013-05-01

    The process of long pulse laser(1ms) interaction with the aluminum plate was analyzed using Mach-Zehnder interferometer in this paper. A continuous semiconductor laser with about 50mW power and 532nm wavelength was used to detect the flame which induced by long pulse laser interaction with the aluminum plate. A high speed camera was used to capture the interferograms. The exposure time of the high speed camera is about 2 microseconds. And the frame rate is 2130fps. The high-speed camera and the long pulse laser pulse was synchronously controlled by the four-channel digital delay (Stanford Research Systems DG535).The FFT(Fast Fourier transform ) analysis is applied to extract the phase of the interferograms. The results provide an understanding of the process of long pulse laser drilling of the Al target.

  16. Simulation calculation of 24kV long pulse TESLA modulator

    TAO Xiao-Ping; Stefan CHOROBA

    2004-01-01

    A 24 kV long pulse modulator is designed for DESY's TESLA Test Facility (TIF). This modulator,with a 120 kV, 1.7 ms width pulse output, is used to drive a Thomson TH1801 multibeam klystron. In order to make waveform flatness of the klystron voltage less than ±0.5%, it is necessary to use a bouncer circuit. This paper gives the Pspice simulation results of the 24 kV long pulse TESLA modulator.

  17. Long-pulsed dye laser versus long-pulsed dye laser-assisted photodynamic therapy for acne vulgaris: A randomized controlled trial

    Haedersdal, M.; Togsverd, K.; Wiegell, S.R.;

    2008-01-01

    Background: Long-pulsed dye laser (LPDL)-assisted photodynamic therapy has been suggested to be superior to laser alone for acne vulgaris but no evidence is available. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of LPDL alone versus LPDL in photodynamic therapy with methylaminolevulinic acid...

  18. Electron beam instabilities in gyrotron beam tunnels

    Electron beam instabilities occurring in a gyrotron electron beam can induce an energy spread which might significantly deteriorate the gyrotron efficiency. Three types of instabilities are considered to explain the important discrepancy found between the theoretical and experimental efficiency in the case of quasi-optical gyrotrons (QOG): the electron cyclotron maser instability, the Bernstein instability and the Langmuir instability. The low magnetic field gradient in drift tubes of QOG makes that the electron cyclotron maser instability can develop in the drift tube at very low electron beam currents. Experimental measurements show that with a proper choice of absorbing structures in the beam tunnel, this instability can be suppressed. At high beam currents, the electrostatic Bernstein instability can induce a significant energy spread at the entrance of the interaction region. The induced energy spread scales approximately linearly with the electron beam density and for QOG one observes that the beam density is significantly higher than the beam density of an equivalent cylindrical cavity gyrotron. (author) figs., tabs., refs

  19. Recent achievements on tests of series gyrotrons for W7-X and planned extension at the KIT gyrotron test facility

    Schmid, M., E-mail: martin.schmid@kit.edu [Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Association EURATOM-KIT, Karlsruhe (Germany); Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology (IHM) (Germany); Choudhury, A. Roy; Dammertz, G. [Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Association EURATOM-KIT, Karlsruhe (Germany); Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology (IHM) (Germany); Erckmann, V. [Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Association EURATOM-KIT, Karlsruhe (Germany); Max-Planck-Institute for Plasmaphysics, Association EURATOM-IPP, Greifswald (Germany); Gantenbein, G.; Illy, S. [Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Association EURATOM-KIT, Karlsruhe (Germany); Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology (IHM) (Germany); Jelonnek, J. [Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Association EURATOM-KIT, Karlsruhe (Germany); Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology (IHM) (Germany); Institute of High Frequency Techniques and Electronics (IHE) (Germany); Kern, S. [Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Association EURATOM-KIT, Karlsruhe (Germany); Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology (IHM) (Germany); Legrand, F. [Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Association EURATOM-KIT, Karlsruhe (Germany); Thales Electron Devices, Vélicy (France); Rzesnicki, T.; Samartsev, A. [Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Association EURATOM-KIT, Karlsruhe (Germany); Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology (IHM) (Germany); Schlaich, A.; Thumm, M. [Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Association EURATOM-KIT, Karlsruhe (Germany); Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology (IHM) (Germany); Institute of High Frequency Techniques and Electronics (IHE) (Germany)

    2013-10-15

    Highlights: ► Solution found to suppress parasitic beam tunnel oscillations on high power gyrotrons. ► Electron beam sweeping technique to avoid plastic deformation on collector of high power gyrotrons. ► Ongoing investigations on limitations of gyrotron efficiency. ► Upgrade of 10 MW CW modulator for gyrotrons with multistage depressed collectors. -- Abstract: Parasitic beam tunnel oscillations have been hampering the series production of gyrotrons for W7-X. This problem has now been overcome thanks to the introduction of a specially corrugated beam tunnel. Two gyrotrons equipped with the new beam tunnel have fully passed the acceptance tests. Despite excellent power capability, the expected efficiency has not yet been achieved, possibly due to the presence of parasitic oscillations suspected to be dynamic after-cavity-oscillations (ACI's) or due to insufficient electron beam quality. Both theoretical and experimental investigations on these topics are ongoing. On previous W7-X gyrotrons collector fatigue has been observed, not (yet) leading to any failures so far. The plastic deformation occurring on the collector has now been eliminated due to the strict use (on all gyrotrons) of a sweeping method which combines the conventional 7 Hz solenoid sweeping technique with a 50 Hz transverse-field sweep system. Starting in 2013, the gyrotron test facility at KIT will be enhanced, chiefly with a new 10 MW DC modulator, capable of testing gyrotrons up to 4 MW CW output power with multi-stage-depressed collectors.

  20. Recent achievements on tests of series gyrotrons for W7-X and planned extension at the KIT gyrotron test facility

    Highlights: ► Solution found to suppress parasitic beam tunnel oscillations on high power gyrotrons. ► Electron beam sweeping technique to avoid plastic deformation on collector of high power gyrotrons. ► Ongoing investigations on limitations of gyrotron efficiency. ► Upgrade of 10 MW CW modulator for gyrotrons with multistage depressed collectors. -- Abstract: Parasitic beam tunnel oscillations have been hampering the series production of gyrotrons for W7-X. This problem has now been overcome thanks to the introduction of a specially corrugated beam tunnel. Two gyrotrons equipped with the new beam tunnel have fully passed the acceptance tests. Despite excellent power capability, the expected efficiency has not yet been achieved, possibly due to the presence of parasitic oscillations suspected to be dynamic after-cavity-oscillations (ACI's) or due to insufficient electron beam quality. Both theoretical and experimental investigations on these topics are ongoing. On previous W7-X gyrotrons collector fatigue has been observed, not (yet) leading to any failures so far. The plastic deformation occurring on the collector has now been eliminated due to the strict use (on all gyrotrons) of a sweeping method which combines the conventional 7 Hz solenoid sweeping technique with a 50 Hz transverse-field sweep system. Starting in 2013, the gyrotron test facility at KIT will be enhanced, chiefly with a new 10 MW DC modulator, capable of testing gyrotrons up to 4 MW CW output power with multi-stage-depressed collectors

  1. 100 GHz, 1 MW, CW gyrotron study program. Final report

    The results of a study program to investigate the feasibility of various approaches in designing a 100 GHz, 1 MW CW gyrotron are presented. A summary is given of the possible configurations for a high average power, high frequency gyrotron, including an historical survey of experimental results which are relevant to the various approaches. A set of basic scaling considerations which enable qualitative comparisons between particular gyrotron interaction circuits is presented. These calculations are important in understanding the role of various electron beam and circuit parameters in achieving a viable gyrotron design. Following these scaling exercises, a series of design calculations is presented for a possible approach in achieving 100 GHz, 1 MW CW. These calculations include analyses of the electron gun and interaction circuit parts of the gyrotron, and a general analysis of other aspects of a high average power, high frequency gyrotron. Scalability of important aspects of the design to other frequencies is also discussed, as well as key technology issues

  2. Gyrotron electromagnetic wiggler for a compact free electron laser

    We have demonstrated a novel, high power (≥1 MW), short wavelength (2 mm) gyrotron electromagnetic (GEM) wiggler for use in a compact free electron laser (FEL). The gyrotron consisted of an electron gun and resonator section followed by a special high Q cavity for storing the power created in the gyrotron resonator. The electromagnetic field stored in the high Q cavity would then be appropriate for use as a wiggler field in an infrared or visible FEL with a moderate energy (4 to 10 MeV) electron beam. The gyrotron experiment tested the practical limits due to ohmic loss, mode conversion, etc. on the strength of such a stored field. It also tested the effect of strong feedback from the high Q cavity back onto the gyrotron resonator. The proposed research utilized the technology of high power, high frequency gyrotrons developed at M.I.T. as part of the Department of Energy program on development of sources for plasma heating

  3. High harmonic terahertz confocal gyrotron with nonuniform electron beam

    The harmonic confocal gyrotron with nonuniform electron beam is proposed in this paper in order to develop compact and high power terahertz radiation source. A 0.56 THz third harmonic confocal gyrotron with a dual arc section nonuniform electron beam has been designed and investigated. The studies show that confocal cavity has extremely low mode density, and has great advantage to operate at high harmonic. Nonuniform electron beam is an approach to improve output power and interaction efficiency of confocal gyrotron. A dual arc beam magnetron injection gun for designed confocal gyrotron has been developed and presented in this paper

  4. High harmonic terahertz confocal gyrotron with nonuniform electron beam

    Fu, Wenjie; Guan, Xiaotong; Yan, Yang [THz Research Center, School of Physical Electronics, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054 (China)

    2016-01-15

    The harmonic confocal gyrotron with nonuniform electron beam is proposed in this paper in order to develop compact and high power terahertz radiation source. A 0.56 THz third harmonic confocal gyrotron with a dual arc section nonuniform electron beam has been designed and investigated. The studies show that confocal cavity has extremely low mode density, and has great advantage to operate at high harmonic. Nonuniform electron beam is an approach to improve output power and interaction efficiency of confocal gyrotron. A dual arc beam magnetron injection gun for designed confocal gyrotron has been developed and presented in this paper.

  5. 28 GHz Gyrotron ECRH Upgrade for LDX

    Michael, P. C.; Woskov, P. P.; Ellsworth, J. L.; Kesner, J.; Garnier, D. T.; Mauel, M. E.; Ellis, R. F.

    2009-11-01

    A 10 kW, CW, 28 GHz gyrotron is being implemented on LDX to increase the plasma density and to more fully explore the potential of high beta plasma stability in a dipole magnetic configuration. Higher density increases the heating of ions by thermal equilibration and allows for improved wave propagation in planned ICRF experiments. This represents over a 50% increase in the 17 kW ECRH from sources at 2.45, 6.4, and 10.5 GHz. The higher frequency will also make possible access to plasma densities of up to 10^13 cm-3. The 1 Tesla resonances are located above and below the floating coil near the dipole axial region. The gyrotron beam will be transmitted in TE01 mode in 32.5 mm diameter guide using one 90 bend and a short Tesla resonance region. A layout of the planned system will be presented.

  6. Performance of long-pulse source reference target-moderator-reflector configurations

    We have calculated the performance of five similar target-moderator-reflector geometries that are reasonably well optimized for long-pulse source applications. For all cases, the moderators are fully coupled; that is, no poisons, decouplers, or liner are used. For each case, the energy- and time-dependent characteristics of the moderator source brightness have been parameterized using empirical functions. These parameterizations have been made available to users of the Monte Carlo neutron scattering instrument design code MCLIB for use in evaluating the performance of neutron scattering instruments on a long-pulse source. (author) 7 figs., 2 tabs., 5 refs

  7. New Edge Coherent Mode Providing Continuous Transport in Long-Pulse H-mode Plasmas

    Wang, H. Q.; Xu, G. S.; Wan, B. N.; Ding, S. Y.; Guo, H. Y.; Shao, L. M.; Liu, S. C.; Xu, X. Q.; Wang, E.; Yan, N.; Naulin, V.; Nielsen, A. H.; Rasmussen, J. Juul; Candy, J.; Bravenec, R.; Sun, Y. W.; Shi, T. H.; Liang, Y. F.; Chen, R.; Zhang, W.; Wang, L.; Chen, L.; Zhao, N.; Li, Y. L.; Liu, Y. L.; Hu, G. H.; Gong, X. Z.

    2014-05-01

    An electrostatic coherent mode near the electron diamagnetic frequency (20-90 kHz) is observed in the steep-gradient pedestal region of long pulse H-mode plasmas in the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak, using a newly developed dual gas-puff-imaging system and diamond-coated reciprocating probes. The mode propagates in the electron diamagnetic direction in the plasma frame with poloidal wavelength of ˜8 cm. The mode drives a significant outflow of particles and heat as measured directly with the probes, thus greatly facilitating long pulse H-mode sustainment. This mode shows the nature of dissipative trapped electron mode, as evidenced by gyrokinetic turbulence simulations.

  8. Development of an ion source for long-pulse (30-s) neutral beam injection

    Menon, M.M.; Barber, G.C.; Blue, C.W.; Dagenhart, W.K.; Gardner, W.L.; Haselton, H.H.; Moeller, J.A.; Ponte, N.S.; Ryan, P.M.; Schecter, D.E.

    1982-01-01

    This paper describes the development of a long-pulse positive ion source that has been designed to provide high brightness deuterium beams (divergence approx. = 0.25/sup 0/ rms, current density approx. = 0.15 A cm/sup -2/) of 40 to 45 A, at a beam energy of 80 keV, for pulse lengths up to 30 s. The design and construction of the ion source components are described with particular emphasis placed on the long-pulse cathode assembly and ion accelerator.

  9. The performance of neutron spectrometers AR a long-pulse spallation source

    At a recent workshop at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory members of the international neutron scattering community discussed the performance to be anticipated from neutron scattering instruments installed at a 1 MW long-pulse spallation source (LPSS). Although the report of this workshop is long, its principal conclusions can be easily summarised and almost as easily understood. This article presents such a synthesis for a 60 Hz LPSS with 1 msec proton pulses. We discuss some of the limitations of the workshop conclusions and suggest a simple analysis of the performance differences that might be expected between short- and long-pulse sources both of which exploit coupled moderators

  10. Improving Reliability of High Power Quasi-CW Laser Diode Arrays Operating in Long Pulse Mode

    Amzajerdian, Farzin; Meadows, Byron L.; Barnes, Bruce W.; Lockard, George E.; Singh, Upendra N.; Kavaya, Michael J.; Baker, Nathaniel R.

    2006-01-01

    Operating high power laser diode arrays in long pulse regime of about 1 msec, which is required for pumping 2-micron thulium and holmium-based lasers, greatly limits their useful lifetime. This paper describes performance of laser diode arrays operating in long pulse mode and presents experimental data of the active region temperature and pulse-to-pulse thermal cycling that are the primary cause of their premature failure and rapid degradation. This paper will then offer a viable approach for determining the optimum design and operational parameters leading to the maximum attainable lifetime.

  11. Design of Single disc RF window for High Power Gyrotron

    In this paper investigates the design of water edge cooled single-disc CVD-diamond window for 120 GHz, 1MW gyrotron. The design of RF window for 120 GHz, 1MW gyrotron has been carried out using the CST microwave studio. In 120 GHz gyrotron single disc of diameter 90 mm and thickness 2.0 mm CVD diamond window has been used in the simulation. The return loss (S11) and transmission loss (S21) of the 120 GHz gyrotron window have been found - 40.0 dB and -0.02 dB respectively. Thermal analysis of single disc rf window has also been carried out using ANSYS software for high power 120 GHz gyrotron. The temperature range on the disc surface has been found to be 100 °C - 300 ° C.

  12. New Edge Coherent Mode Providing Continuous Transport in Long Pulse H-mode Plasmas

    Wang, H.Q.; Xu, G.S.; Wan, B.N.;

    2014-01-01

    An electrostatic coherent mode near the electron diamagnetic frequency (20–90 kHz) is observed in the steep-gradient pedestal region of long pulse H-mode plasmas in the Experimental Advanced Super-conducting Tokamak, using a newly developed dual gas-puff-imaging system and diamond-coated reciproc...

  13. The characteristic and application of triggered vacuum gap in long pulse discharging system

    An experiment shows that the triggered vacuum gap is cut off when the current and the rate of current in the gap are less than certain values, and that the cutting off current is about 10 A, with the cutting off rate about 6 x 108 A/s. The application of triggered vacuum gap in long pulse discharging system is also discussed

  14. Design of long pulse heating systems for doublet III-D

    Replacement of the Doublet III vacuum vessel by a large dee-shaped vessel is now in progress. Multisecond auxiliary heating will be needed to reach peak plasma parameters. Plans for modifying the existing neutral beam injection system to a 5 s capability and for a new, high power, long pulse ion cyclotron heating system are described

  15. Design of long pulse heating systems for Doublet III-D

    Replacement of the Doublet III vacuum vessel by a large dee-shaped vessel is now in progress. Multisecond auxiliary heating will be needed to reach peak plasma parameters. Plans for modifying the existing neutral beam injection system to a 5 s capability and for a new, high power, long pulse ion cyclotron heating system are described

  16. ECH system and its application to long pulse discharge in large helical device

    We have developed and constructed an ECH system for the large helical device (LHD). The ECH system consists of 0.5 MW, 84 GHz range and 168 GHz gyrotrons, high voltage power supplies, long distance transmission lines, and in-vessel quasi-optical antennas. It has been improved step by step. At the third campaign of LHD experiments, three 84 GHz range (two 82.6 GHz and one 84 GHz) and three 168 GHz gyrotrons are operated and ECH power can be injected from four antennas vertically and two horizontally. This complicated system is remotely controlled and monitored by fully GUI (Graphical User Interface) control panels realized on PC via TCP (transmission control protocol) communication. Over 10000 shots of gyrotron power have been injected steadily into the LHD during the experimental campaigns on this system. One line of the system (84 GHz line) is specially prepared for the experiments of steady state plasma production. Using this line, plasma sustainment for 2 min was successfully achieved by only ECH power. Injected ECH power was 50 kW with 95% duty factor. The electron density and temperature of the sustained plasma are measured to be 0.3-0.5x1018 m-3 and ∼650 eV. Ion temperature measured by Doppler broadening of the impurity radiation line was kept constant at ∼300 eV during RF injection

  17. A high-order particle-in-cell method for low density plasma flow and the simulation of gyrotron resonator devices

    of its huge computational demand and the thereby resulting long calculation time. Using the presented high-order discontinuous Galerkin Particle-in-Cell scheme on high-performance-computers, this thesis demonstrates for the first time that full-wave and transient research- and design-simulations of gyrotron resonators with high mode-indices can be efficiently performed. For benchmark issues the developed discontinuous Galerkin Particle-in-Cell scheme is verified with a 30 GHz resonant cavity and the results are compared to the SELFT code, which is a state-of-the-art design code for resonators. The discontinuous Galerkin Particle-in-Cell scheme is used to simulate the resonator of the 1 MW, 140 GHz, TE(28,8)-mode gyrotron, used for plasma heating of the Wendelstein 7-X fusion-reactor. Due to the huge number of degrees of freedom and particles, this type of simulation can only be performed on high-performance-computers with enough memory and computational power. Hence, the discontinuous Galerkin Particle-in-Cell code is improved by a new parallelization approach for the high-order shape-function deposition method on unstructured grids, allowing for a high-order coupling between the particles and the electromagnetic field. To further improve the discontinuous Galerkin Particle-in-Cell code, a multi-rate time-stepping method, based on an Adams-Bashforth approach, for the hyperbolic divergence cleaning is developed and verified. This new approach considers the different time scales occurring in the hyperbolic divergence cleaning allowing for a more efficient time-stepping-algorithm then standard time-stepping-schemes. A rule for the construction of arbitrary-order multi-rate time-stepping methods has been derived. The presented simulations provide new physical insights to the complex particle-field-interaction appearing in gyrotrons. The discontinuous Galerkin Particle-in-Cell scheme can be used to analyse transient phenomena, such as beam-miss-alignment, mode competition

  18. Long-pulsed dye laser vs. intense pulsed light for the treatment of facial telangiectasias: a randomized controlled trial

    Nymann, Peter; Hedelund, Lene; Haedersdal, M

    2010-01-01

    This study aims to compare the efficacy and adverse effects of long-pulsed dye laser (LPDL) and intense pulsed light (IPL) in the treatment of facial telangiectasias.......This study aims to compare the efficacy and adverse effects of long-pulsed dye laser (LPDL) and intense pulsed light (IPL) in the treatment of facial telangiectasias....

  19. Feasibility of a dual regime gyrotron

    The design concept of a 42/84 GHz, 500 kW, CW, dual-regime gyrotron for ECRH of plasma in an experimental Tokamak will be presented in this paper. Operation at 42 GHz is fundamental where as that in 84 GHz will be second harmonic so that a similar guidance system will be retained for dual regime operation. In this paper, the mode competition and mode selection procedures are presented for such a dual regime operation. Cold cavity design and self-consistent calculations will be carried out for power and efficiencies. (author)

  20. Development of submillimeter wave source Gyrotron FU Series for plasma diagnostics

    Our gyrotrons developed in Fukui University (FU), Research Center for Development of Far Infrared Region are high frequency, medium power gyrotrons and are used as millimeter to submillimeter wave radiation sources for application to new far-infrared technologies including plasma diagnostics. We have already developed Gyrotron FU Series which consists of 8 gyrotrons. The gyrotron series has achieved frequency tunability in wide range (from 38 GHz to 889 GHz). The highest frequency is corresponding to a wavelength of 337 μm. This is a current record for high frequency operation of gyrotron. Recently, we have developed a high harmonic gyrotron with an axis-encircling electron beam and a THz gyrotron with a pulse magnet. In this presentation, the present status of Gyrotron FU Series is described. (authors)

  1. The performance of neutron spectrometers at a long-pulse spallation source

    At a recent workshop at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, members of the international neutron scattering community discussed the performance to be anticipated from neutron scattering instruments installed at a 1 MW long-pulse spallation source (LPSS). Also the report of this workshop is long, its principal conclusions can be easily summarised and almost as easily understood. This article presents such a synthesis for a 60 Hz LPSS with 1 msec proton pulses. We discuss some of the limitation of the workshop conclusions and suggest a simple analysis of the performance differences that might be expected between short- and long-pulse sources both of which exploit coupled moderators. (author) 5 figs., 1 tab., 5 refs

  2. The Effects of Long Pulse Durations and Radiation Damping in Selective Inversion Recovery Experiments

    Ginn, John S

    2014-01-01

    Long pulse durations necessary in selective inversion recovery (SIR) experiments along with radiation damping (RD) introduce difficulties in quantitative nuclear magnetic resonance measurements, such as those that allow for the determination of a sample's characteristics, including the rates that govern magnetization transfer. Because of these influences, the assumption of perfect inversion is invalid. In this work, we present data that demonstrates that long pulse durations as well as RD cause difficulties in SIR experiments performed on simple one-spin systems, indicating that they will be problematic for multiple-spin systems as well. These results emphasize the importance of understanding the evolution of magnetization for all time points throughout an experiment used in quantitative NMR measurements. Furthermore, experimental parameters must be chosen carefully and understood completely.

  3. Initial operation of high power ICRF system for long pulse in EAST

    Qin, C. M., E-mail: chmq@ipp.ac.cn; Zhao, Y. P.; Zhang, X. J.; Wan, B. N.; Gong, X. Z.; Mao, Y. Z.; Yuan, S.; Chen, G. [Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China)

    2015-12-10

    The ICRF heating system on EAST upgraded by active cooling aims for long pulse operation. In this paper, the main technical features of the ICRF system are described. One of a major challenges for long pulse operation is RF-edge interactions induced impurity production and heat loading. In EAST, ICRF antenna protections and Faraday screen bars damaged due to LH electron beam are found. Preliminary results for the analysis of the interaction between LHCD and ICRF antenna are discussed. Increase of metal impurities in the plasma during RF pulse and in a larger core radiation are also shown. These RF-edge interactions at EAST and some preliminary results for the optimizing RF performance will be presented.

  4. Initial operation of high power ICRF system for long pulse in EAST

    The ICRF heating system on EAST upgraded by active cooling aims for long pulse operation. In this paper, the main technical features of the ICRF system are described. One of a major challenges for long pulse operation is RF-edge interactions induced impurity production and heat loading. In EAST, ICRF antenna protections and Faraday screen bars damaged due to LH electron beam are found. Preliminary results for the analysis of the interaction between LHCD and ICRF antenna are discussed. Increase of metal impurities in the plasma during RF pulse and in a larger core radiation are also shown. These RF-edge interactions at EAST and some preliminary results for the optimizing RF performance will be presented

  5. 28 GHz Gyrotron ECRH on LDX

    Woskov, P. P.; Kesner, J.; Michael, P. C.; Garnier, D. T.; Mauel, M. E.

    2010-12-01

    A 10 kW, CW, 28 GHz gyrotron has been implemented on LDX to increase the plasma density and to more fully explore the potential of high beta plasma stability in a dipole magnetic configuration. This added power represents about a 60% increase in ECRH to a new total of 26.9 kW with sources at 2.45, 6.4, and 10.5 GHz. The 1 Tesla resonances in LDX form small rings encompassing the entire plasma cross-section above and below the floating coil (F-coil) near the dipole axial region. A 32.5 mm diameter TE01 waveguide with a partial Vlasov step cut launches a diverging beam from above the F-coil that depends on internal wall reflections for plasma coupling. Initial gyrotron only plasmas exhibit steep natural profiles with fewer hot electrons than with the other sources. The background scattered radiation suggests that only about half the power is being absorbed with the present launcher.

  6. Submillimeter-wave harmonic gyrotron experiment

    A theoretical and experimental investigation of the operation at submillimeter wavelengths of a harmonic gyrotron is reported. Using a waveguide cavity with an iris at the output end of the straight section, 14 different second-harmonic modes were observed with frequencies of 301--503 GHz, output powers of 1-22 kW, and a 12-MHz emission frequency bandwidth. The highest output power was 22 kW, with a total efficiency of 3.5% at 467 GHz, and an output power of 15 kW with a 6% efficiency was obtained at 417 GHz. Research was conducted using a 65--75 kV up to 10-A electron gun with 1--1.5 μs pulse-length and a 4-Hz repetition rate, which produced a helical electron beam in magnetic fields of up to 14 T. These results represent the first operation of a high-power harmonic gyrotron in the submillimeter region

  7. Measurement of soft x-ray image by using CCD camera for long pulse discharge

    A soft x-ray imaging was made a CCD camera installed to a tangential port in LHD. The large number of pixels (1024x512) of with CCD gives a good spatial resolution of 1.8 mm. The tangential soft x-ray image is obtained during long pulse discharge on LHD with a time resolution of 0.5 s. The shift of x-ray emission profile is found for plasmas with different magnetic axes. (J.P.N.)

  8. Laser ion source with long pulse width for RHIC-EBIS

    The Electron Beam Ion Source (EBIS) at Brookhaven National Laboratory is a new heavy ion-projector for RHIC and NASA Space Radiation Laboratory. Laser Ion Source (LIS) with solenoid can supply many kinds of ion from solid targets and is suitable for long pulse length with low current as ion provider for RHIC-EBIS. In order to understand a plasma behavior for fringe field of solenoid, we measure current, pulse width and total ion charges by a new ion probe. The experimental result indicates that the solenoid confines the laser ablation plasma transversely. Laser ion source needs long pulse length with limited current as primary ion provider for RHIC-EBIS. New ion probe can measure current distribution for the radial positions along z axis. The beam pulse length is not effected by magnetic field strength. However, the currents and charges decay with the distance from the end of solenoid. These results indicate that solenoid field has important role for plasma confinement not longitudinally but transversely and solenoid is able to have long pulse length with sufficient total ion charges. Moreover, the results are useful for a design of the extraction system for RHIC-EBIS.

  9. Long-pulse operation of a cesium-seeded high-current large negative ion source

    A high-power large negative ion source has been operated for a long pulse duration. A three-grid single-stage accelerator is used, where the extraction grid is shaped so that the secondary electrons generated on the extraction grid would be prevented from leaking into the acceleration gap. A stable long-pulse arc discharge with an arc power of 100 kW has been obtained over 15 s by balancing an individual arc current flowing through each filament. The cesium-seeded operation is not influenced by a temperature rise of over 100degC of the plasma grid during the long-pulse arc discharge. As a result, the negative ion beam power of 330 kW (91 keV-3.6 A) was produced stably for 10 s from an area of 25 cm x 26 cm, where the current density was 21 mA/cm2 and the negative ion power density was 1.9 kW/cm2. The neutralization efficiency of accelerated negative ions has been measured including the residual positive and negative ion ratios by the water calorimetry of the beam dumps. The result agrees well with the calculation result. (author)

  10. Progress of long pulse and H-mode experiments in EAST

    Significant progress, on both the technological and physical fronts, towards high-performance, long-pulse plasma discharges has been made in EAST (the experimental advanced superconducting tokamak) since the last IAEA FEC. With enhanced operational capabilities, the following key results have been achieved with lithium wall conditioning: fully steady-state long-pulse diverted plasmas entirely driven by the lower hybrid current drive (LHCD) over 400 s and stationary H-mode discharges over 30 s with LHCD and ion cyclotron resonant heating (ICRF). H-modes with various types of edge localized modes (ELMs) have been achieved with HIPB98(y,2) ranging from 0.7 to over unity, providing great opportunities for the study of H-mode physics. New and exciting physics with dominant radio-frequency heating has emerged, including new findings of LHCD-induced 3D edge magnetic topology and its effect on ELM dynamics and particle and heat deposition; the role of zonal flows during the L–H transition and I-phase; and a new turbulence-flow cycle state at the H-mode pedestal. Various means for mitigating ELMs have also been demonstrated to facilitate long-pulse operation, including supersonic molecular beam injection, as well as innovative solid Li granule injection. A brief overview of these recent advances is presented. (paper)

  11. Quasi-optical gyrotron: present status and future prospect

    A review of the main experiments on quasi-optical gyrotron is presented. Methods to improve the efficiency (pencil beam electron gun and depressed collector) will be discussed. (author) 5 figs., 1 tab., 10 refs

  12. Pulsed TRIGA reactor as substitute for long pulse spallation neutron source

    TRIGA reactor cores have been used to demonstrate various pulsing applications. The TRIGA reactor fuel (U-ZrHx) is very robust especially in pulsing applications. The features required to produce 50 pulses per second have been successfully demonstrated individually, including pulse tests with small diameter fuel rods. A partially optimized core has been evaluated for pulses at 50 Hz with peak pulsed power up to 100 MW and an average power up to 10 MW. Depending on the design, the full width at half power of the individual pulses can range between 2000 μsec to 3000 μsec. Until recently, the relatively long pulses (2000 μsec to 3000 μsec) from a pulsed thermal reactor or a long pulse spallation source (LPSS) have been considered unsuitable for time-of-flight measurements of neutron scattering. More recently considerable attention has been devoted to evaluating the performance of long pulse (1000 to 4000 μs) spallation sources for the same type of neutron measurements originally performed only with short pulses from spallation sources (SPSS). Adequate information is available to permit meaningful comparisons between CW, SPSS, and LPSS neutron sources. Except where extremely high resolution is required (fraction of a percent), which does require short pulses, it is demonstrated that the LPSS source with a 1000 msec or longer pulse length and a repetition rate of 50 to 60 Hz gives results comparable to those from the 60 MW ILL (CW) source. For many of these applications the shorter pulse is not necessarily a disadvantage, but it is not an advantage over the long pulse system. In one study, the conclusion is that a 5 MW 2000 μsec LPSS source improves the capability for structural biology studies of macromolecules by at least a factor of 5 over that achievable with a high flux reactor. Recent studies have identified the advantages and usefulness of long pulse neutron sources. It is evident that the multiple pulse TRIGA reactor can produce pulses comparable to those

  13. Development of long pulse radiofrequency heating and current drive systems and scenarios for WEST

    The longstanding expertise of the Tore Supra Team in long pulse radiofrequency (RF) heating and current drive systems will now be exploited in WEST (tungsten-W Environment in Steady-state Tokamak). WEST will allow an integrated long pulse tokamak programme for testing W-divertor components at ITER-relevant heat flux (10-20 MW/m2), while treating crucial aspects for ITER-operation, such as avoidance of W-accumulation in long discharges, monitoring and control of heat fluxes on the metallic plasma facing components (PFCs) and coupling of RF waves in H-mode plasmas. Scenario modelling using the METIS-code shows that ITER-relevant heat fluxes are compatible with the sustainment of long pulse H-mode discharges, at high power (up to 15 MW/30s at IP = 0.8 MA) or high fluence (up to 10 MW, up to 1000s at IP = 0.6 MA), all based on RF heating and current drive using Ion Cyclotron Resonance Heating (ICRH) and Lower Hybrid Current Drive (LHCD). To allow coupling to H-mode plasmas, three ELM-resilient ICRH antennas have been designed for WEST. They will be fabricated and provided as in-kind contribution by ASIPP (Hefei), within the framework of the Associated Laboratory IRFM-ASIPP. Furthermore, the ICRH generator has been upgraded to allow high power operation (9 MW/30s) at high reflected power (VSWR = 2). The WEST ICRH system is thus the first ever ICRH system combining continuous wave (CW) operation at high power and load tolerance capability for coupling on H-modes. The nominal operating frequencies are 53±2 MHz and 55.5± 2 MHz, in order to allow flexibility in the location of the resonance layer around the magnetic axis. The LHCD system, with capability to inject 7 MW/1000s, is an indispensable tool for long pulse scenarios. The LH power deposition and current profiles have been modelled with the recent 'Tail LH' model in C3PO/LUKE, which has proven to reproduce well the experimental LHCD results on Tore Supra, as well as on EAST. The simulations show that the

  14. A simple quantum-electronic approach to the Gyrotron and its application to the solid-state gyrotron

    Ho, P.-T.; Granatstein, V. L.

    1986-01-01

    A simple, unifying theory of the gyrotron is presented. It is of the Lamb type. Within its framework, important results from different approaches can be easily obtained. As an application, gyrotron action in InSb is reexamined, and coherent emission at 10 to the 12th Hz appears possible with an output power of about 0.5 mW/sq mm of the device.

  15. Efficiency optimization for quasi-optical gyrotrons

    Optimization studies for resonator cavities of quasi-optical gyrotrons have been carried out. With the constraint that the RF field is limited by peak power load on the mirrors, the electronic efficiency can have a value of up to 10% higher than the confocal results by using spherical mirrors with g=1-d/R close to -1. Optimized nonspherical cavities yield similar results. When output coupling through circular slots is considered, confocal (g=0) as well as more extreme designs near the resonator stability boundary are less favorable and the optimum configurations found are spherical mirrors with g-factors of about -0.3, -0.6, and possibly -0.75. (author) 16 figs., 1 tab., 8 refs

  16. Gyrotrons for magnetic fusion applications at 110 GHz and 170 GHz

    Cahalan P.

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Two megawatt-class gyrotrons at frequencies of 110 GHz and 170 GHz have recently been fabricated at CPI. The 110 GHz gyrotron is designed to produce 1.2 MW of output power for 10-second pulses, and will be used for electron cyclotron heating and current drive on the DIII-D tokamak at General Atomics. This gyrotron has completed factory testing and has been delivered to General Atomics for installation and additional testing. The 170 GHz gyrotron, though specified as a 500 kW CW system, has been designed with the goal of generating up to 1 MW CW. Oak Ridge National Laboratory will use this gyrotron in ITER ECH transmission line testing. This gyrotron has been fabricated and is awaiting factory testing, Design features of each gyrotron are described, and test data for the 110 GHz gyrotron are presented.

  17. State-of-the-art of high power gyro-devices and free electron masers. Update 2005

    Gyrotron oscillators (gyromonotrons) are mainly used as high power millimeter wave sources for electron cyclotron resonance heating (ECRH), electron cyclotron current drive (ECCD), stability control and diagnostics of magnetically confined plasmas for generation of energy by controlled thermonuclear fusion. The maximum pulse length of commercially available 140 GHz, megawatt-class gyrotrons employing synthetic diamond output windows is 30 minutes (CPI and European FZK-CRPP-CEA-TED collaboration). The world record parameters of the European 140 GHz gyrotron are: 0.92 MW output power at 30 min. pulse duration, 97.5% Gaussian mode purity and 43% efficiency, employing a single-stage depressed collector for energy recovery. This results in an energy content of 1.66 GJ. A maximum output power of 1.2 MW in 4.1 s pulses was generated with the JAERI-TOSHIBA 110 GHz gyrotron. The Russian and the Japan 170 GHz ITER gyrotrons achieved 0.5 MW with pulse durations of 80 s and 500 s, respectively. Diagnostic gyrotrons deliver Pout=40 kW with τ=40 μs at frequencies up to 650 GHz (η=4%). Gyrotron oscillators have also been successfully used in materials processing. Such technological applications require gyrotrons with the following parameters: f≥24 GHz, Pout=4-50 kW, CW, η≥30%. This paper gives an update of the experimental achievements related to the development of high power gyrotron oscillators for long pulse or CW operation and pulsed gyrotrons for plasma diagnostics. In addition, this work gives a short overview of the present development status of coaxial-cavity gyrotrons, gyrotrons for technological applications, relativistic gyrotrons, quasi-optical gyrotrons, fast- and slow-wave cyclotron autoresonance masers (CARMs), gyroklystrons, gyro-TWT amplifiers, gyrotwystron amplifiers, gyro-BWO's, gyropeniotrons, magnicons, gyroharmonic converters, free electron masers (FEMs) and of vacuum windows for such high-power mm-wave sources. The highest CW powers produced by

  18. Quasi-optical harmonic gyrotron and gyroklystron

    A method and apparatus for suppressing lower order cyclotron harmonics in order to permit resonance within a quasi-optical gyrotron/gyroklystron configuration of a desired higher order harmonic. In the gyrotron/gyroklystron configuration at least one open resonator defined by at least two mirrors is positioned downstream from an electron beam source for receiving the beam of electrons and for exchanging energy therewith. This method includes the steps of choosing a mirror radius size p for the mirrors forming at least one open resonator which is large enough relative to the spot size of a desired radiation cyclotron harmonic w /sub n/ so that the harmonic w /sub n/ oscillates within the at least one resonator, but small enough so that the spot size for the next lower cyclotron harmonic w /sub m/ is larger than the mirror so that the harmonic w /sub m/ does not oscillate due to diffraction losses. This method further includes the step of generating an electron beam via the electron beam source with a beam current which is greater than or equal to the starting current I /sub n/ for the desired nth cyclotron harmonic, but less than the starting current I /sub m/ for the mth cyclotron harmonic. The method also includes the step of extracting radiation energy at the nth cyclotron harmonic from the at least one open resonator. The desired mirror radius size p for a given cyclotron harmonic frequency w /sub n/, for a desired diffraction loss Y /sub n/ for that harmonic n, a given half length separation L /sub y/ between the mirrors, and a given radius of curvature R /sub M/, can be determined by the equation wherein r /sub on/ is the spot size at the mirror for radiation at the nth cyclotron harmonic

  19. A comparison between short pulse spallation source and long pulse spallation source

    Aizawa, Kazuya; Watanabe, Noboru; Suzuki, Jun-ichi; Niimura, Nobuo; Morii, Yukio; Katano, Susumu; Osakabe, Toyotaka; Teshigawara, Makoto [Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Tokai, Ibaraki (Japan). Tokai Research Establishment; Mezei, F.

    1997-11-01

    The performance for a 5 MW short pulse spallation source (SPSS) and a 4.5 MW long pulse spallation source (LPSS) in a JAERI program which is based on the availability of a 1.5 GeV superconducting linac with a 30 mA peak current for both proton and H{sup -} beams is discussed. We have examined the superiority of SPSS to LPSS. While a LPSS facility is a second option, we propose an SPSS facility as a first option. (author)

  20. Heat treatment of long pulse operation for the JAERI ERL-FEL

    RF power sources are replaced from all-solid-state amplifiers to IOT amplifiers for the superconducting accelerators (SCAs) and a vacuum tube amplifier for the SHB of the JAERI ERL-FEL. A long pulse operation increased the pressure in the cryostat of the SCA. The single-cell SCA can be operated in 9% duty according to the time constant of the pressure decay in the cryostat. SHB can be operated in 4% duty which is limited by the frequency range of the tuners. The result of the ABAQUS calculation shows the more duty operation. (author)

  1. Exploration of the Challenges of Neutron Optics and Instrumentation at Long Pulsed Spallation Sources

    Klenø, Kaspar Hewitt

    In this thesis I have explored the challenges of long guides and instrumentation for the long pulsed European Spallation Source. I have derived the theory needed for quantifying the performance of a guide using brilliance transfer. With this tool it is easier to objectively compare how well...... shown that doing this is feasible, even for advanced guide geometries, such as elliptic and parabolic guides. I have also looked into how guide imperfections affect the brilliance transfer, and shown that long elliptic guide are robust against imperfections at the levels we expect to see. I have also...

  2. 2 MW Active Bouncer Converter Design for Long Pulse Klystron Modulators

    Aguglia, D

    2012-01-01

    This paper presents some design issues of a 2 MW interleaved buck converter which is used as an active bouncer droop compensator for a 5.5MW long pulse klystron modulator. This novel design concept presents many challenges in terms of voltage ripple versus pulse rise-time. Issues related to the voltage ripple specification versus output filter design are discussed in detail. The design study is analyzed analytically, simulated numerically and is validated by experimental results obtained from a full power prototype.

  3. A high-duty-cycle long-pulse electron gun for electron accelerators

    Ebrahim, N. A.; Thrasher, M. H.

    1990-11-01

    We describe the design and operation of a long-pulse (200-300 μs), high-duty-cycle (5%-6%), 8-mm-diam dispenser cathode, electrically isolated, modulating Wehnelt electron gun for applications in a high-average-power electron linear accelerator. The electron optics design was optimized with computer modeling of the electron trajectories and equipotentials. The gun performance was established in a series of experimental measurements in a test stand. Excellent pulse-to-pulse emission current reproducibility and electron-beam pulse profile stability were obtained.

  4. A comparison between short pulse spallation source and long pulse spallation source

    The performance for a 5 MW short pulse spallation source (SPSS) and a 4.5 MW long pulse spallation source (LPSS) in a JAERI program which is based on the availability of a 1.5 GeV superconducting linac with a 30 mA peak current for both proton and H- beams is discussed. We have examined the superiority of SPSS to LPSS. While a LPSS facility is a second option, we propose an SPSS facility as a first option. (author)

  5. Long pulse H- beam extraction with a rf driven ion source on a high power level

    IPP Garching is investigating the applicability of rf driven negative ion sources for the neutral beam injection of International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor. The setup of the tested source was improved to enable long pulses up to 100 kW rf power. The efficiency of negative ion production decreases at high power. The extracted H- currents as well as the symmetry of the plasma density close to the plasma grid and of the beam divergence depend on the magnetic filter field. The pulse duration is limited by the increase in coextracted electrons, which depends on the rf power and the caesium conditions on the plasma grid.

  6. Small-angle scattering instruments on a 1 MW long pulse spallation source

    We have designed and optimized two small-angle neutron scattering instruments for installation at a 1 MW long pulse spallation source. The first of these instruments measures a Q-domain from 0.002 to 0.44 A-1, and the second instrument from 0.00069-0.17 A-1, Design characteristics were determined and optimization was done using a Monte Carlo instrument simulation package under development at Los alamos. A performance comparison was made between these instruments with D11 at the ILL by evaluating the scattered intensity and rms resolution for the instrument response function at different Q values for various instrument configurations needed to spn a Q-range of 0.0007-0.44 A-1. We concluded that the first of these instruments outperforms D11 in both intensity and resolution over most of the Q-domain and that the second is comparable to D11. Comparisons were also made of the performance of the optimized long pulse instruments with different reflectors and with a short pulse source, from which we concluded that there is an optimal moderator-reflector combination, and that a short pulse does not substantially improve the instrument performance. (author) 7 figs., 2 tabs., 9 refs

  7. Occlusion Effect of a Long-pulsed 532nm Laser on Veins

    ZHANGLai-ming; YANGGui-long; LIDian-jun; LUQi-peng; GUHua-dong; ZHULin-lin; ZHAOZhen-wu; LIXin; WANGJing-ping; TANGYu-guo; GUOJin

    2005-01-01

    Laser treatment represents an attractive option to other methods of vessel diseases especially varicose veins. A long pulse (30-50ms) 532nm laser was used in our experiments, with the pulse duration matching the thermal relaxation time of the vessels and the green laser matching the absorption spectrum peak of the blood.Laser irradiates nude vein vessels directly or exterior skin to finish operation faster and to acquire the practical data for upper enteron varicose vein treatment in several animal experiments performed in vivo. The 5Jenergy pulse allows us to finely occlude rabbit or dog's vein vessels up to 2 mm in diameter when irradiating them off external skin. Blood vessels are occluded at once, and later biopsy specimens show the immediate and long-term lasting occlusion effect. While vessels are irradiated directly, they are usually irradiated to perforate, detailed causes are still under investigation. Animal experiments showed that the long pulse green laser therapy is a safe and effective solution to the vein's occlusion, which promises such laser with high energy of each pulse and 30-50 ms duration is an ideal candidate for vessel diseases treatment.

  8. Long-pulse Nd:YAG 1064-nm laser treatment for onychomycosis

    ZHANG Rui-na; WANG Dong-kun; ZHUO Feng-lin; DUAN Xiao-han; ZHANG Xiao-yan; ZHAO Jun-ying

    2012-01-01

    Background Recent research shows that lasers can inhibit fungal growth and that Nd:YAG 1064-nm lasers can penetrate as deep as the lower nail plate.The aim of this study was to observe the effect of a long-pulse Nd:YAG 1064-nm laser on 154 nails of 33 patients with clinically and mycologically proven onychomycosis.Methods Thirty-three patients with 154 nails affected by onychomycosis were randomly assigned to two groups,with the 154 nails divided into three sub-groups (Ⅱ degree,Ⅲ degree,and Ⅳ degree) according to the Scoring Clinical Index of Onychomycosis.The 15 patients (78 nails) in group 1 were given eight sessions with a one-week interval,and the 18patients (76 nails) in group 2 were given four sessions with a one-week interval.Results In group 1,the effective rates at 8 weeks,16 weeks,and 24 weeks were 63%,62%,and 51%,respectively,and the effective rates in group 2 were 68%,67%,and 53% respectively.The treatment effect was not significantly different between any sub-group pair (P >0.05).Conclusions Long pulse Nd:YAG 1064-nm laser was effective for onychomycosis.It is a simple and effective method without significant complications or side effects and is expected to become an alternative or replacement therapy for onychomycosis.

  9. Towards high-power long-pulse operation on Tore Supra

    The Tore Supra tokamak was given the main mission to investigate the route towards long pulse plasma discharges. This includes the problem of heat exhaust and particle control (via the development of performant plasma facing components), and in parallel the physics of fully non inductive discharges and its optimisation with respect to the confinement. Tore Supra is thus equipped with a superconducting toroidal magnet (maximum magnetic field on axis 4.5T), a full set of actively cooled plasma facing components (PFC), and a heating and current drive capability based on high power RF systems connected to actively cooled antennas. The encouraging results already obtained, as well as recent progress in PFC, allowed us to envisaged a significant improvement in the heat exhaust capability of Tore Supra. The so-called CIEL-project consists in a complete upgrade of the inner chamber of Tore Supra, planned to be installed during the year 2000. The present paper deals with the experimental and modelling activity linked to the preparation of the long-pulse high-power discharges using the present Tore Supra equipment: heating and current drive scenarios, power coupling, confinement and transport studies, discharge control,... An overview of the results obtained in that field is presented, as well as the progress required in the coming years, and the expected performance, for the CIEL phase, in terms of current drive and confinement. (author)

  10. A repetitive long-pulse power generator based on pulse forming network and linear transformer driver.

    Li, Mingjia; Kang, Qiang; Tan, Jie; Zhang, Faqiang; Luo, Min; Xiang, Fei

    2016-06-01

    A compact module for long-pulse power generator, based on Blumlein pulse forming network (PFN), was designed. Two Blumlein PFNs with L-type configuration and 20 Ω characteristic impedance were connected symmetrically to the primary coil of the linear transformer driver (LTD) and driven by an identical high voltage spark switch to ensure two Blumlein PFNs synchronizing operation. The output pulse of the module connected with 10 Ω water load is about 135 kV in amplitude and 200 ns in duration with a rise time of ∼50 ns and a flat top of ∼100 ns. On this basis, a repetitive long-pulse power generator based on PFN-LTD has been developed, which was composed of four modules. The following technical parameters of the generator were achieved on planar diode: output voltage amplitude of ∼560 kV, output current amplitude of ∼10 kA at a repetition rate of 25 Hz. The generator operates stable and outputs more than 10(4) pulses. Meanwhile, the continuous operating time of the generator is up to 60 s. PMID:27370479

  11. An 8-GW long-pulse generator based on Tesla transformer and pulse forming network

    A long-pulse generator TPG700L based on a Tesla transformer and a series pulse forming network (PFN) is constructed to generate intense electron beams for the purpose of high power microwave (HPM) generation. The TPG700L mainly consists of a 12-stage PFN, a built-in Tesla transformer in a pulse forming line, a three-electrode gas switch, a transmission line with a trigger, and a load. The Tesla transformer and the compact PFN are the key technologies for the development of the TPG700L. This generator can output electrical pulses with a width as long as 200 ns at a level of 8 GW and a repetition rate of 50 Hz. When used to drive a relative backward wave oscillator for HPM generation, the electrical pulse width is about 100 ns on a voltage level of 520 kV. Factors affecting the pulse waveform of the TPG700L are also discussed. At present, the TPG700L performs well for long-pulse HPM generation in our laboratory

  12. Experimental studies toward long-pulse steady-state operations in LHD

    Stable discharges longer than one minute have been obtained in LHD with all the heating schemes including electron cyclotron heating (ECH). Plasma is sustained with neutral beam injection (NBI) or with ion cyclotron resonance frequency (ICRF) with 0.5-1 MW. Central plasma temperature is higher than 1.5 keV with a density of 1-2x1019m-3 until the end of the pulse. Full installation of the carbon divertor has contributed to this achievement. This gives a sufficient base for physics and technology studies from the next campaign. The long pulse operation indicates new possibilities in diagnostics and in physics studies. Higher accuracy and reliability is obtained with diagnostics parameter scan, longer integration of signals or two-dimensional measurement. The mechanism of a slow oscillation called breathing is discussed. Hydrogen recycling analysis has been carried out and preliminary results are obtained. Based on these results, the future program is divided into two categories, that is, i) physics and technology experiments utilizing long-pulse discharges up to 5 minutes, and ii) extension of the pulse-length toward one hour. (author)

  13. Dynamics of high power and long pulse laser propagation and its control in underdense plasmas

    Nakatsutsumi, M.; Fuchs, J.; Antici, P.; Audebert, P.; Bourgeois, N.; Grech, M.; Kodama, R.; Lin, T.; Marqués, J. R.; Riazuelo, G.; Romagnani, L.; Tikhonchuk, V.

    2006-10-01

    The study of intense laser pulse propagation through long underdense plasmas is of crucial importance for inertial confinement fusion (ICF). We have performed a systematic study of long pulse beams (τL=400ps,I=10^10˜10^12Wcm-2) propagating through the underdense plasmas (ne=10^19˜10^20cm-3), by controlling two filaments created from the pulses with variable delay and intensity ratio. These experiments have been performed at the LULI laser facility. The results show that the earlier pulse affects the propagation characteristics of the later pulse. The 2D time-resolved sampling camera provides the ability to examine the possibility of enhanced propagation, collimation, and guiding of a trailing pulse induced by an earlier pulse. These facts are of interest for ICF and other applications. In particular, this study opens perspectives, through shaping the pulses temporally, for the control of propagation of long pulses in the low density plasmas that are present within ICF hohlraums.

  14. The performance of neutron scattering spectrometers at a long-pulse spallation source

    The first conclusion the author wants to draw is that comparison of the performance of neutron scattering spectrometers at CW and pulsed sources is simpler for long-pulsed sources than it is for the short-pulse variety. Even though detailed instrument design and assessment will require Monte Carlo simulations (which have already been performed at Los Alamos for SANS and reflectometry), simple arguments are sufficient to assess the approximate performance of spectrometers at an LPSS and to support the contention that a 1 MW long-pulse source can provide attractive performance, especially for instrumentation designed for soft-condensed-matter science. Because coupled moderators can be exploited at such a source, its time average cold flux is equivalent to that of a research reactor with a power of about 15 MW, so only a factor of 4 gain from source pulsing is necessary to obtain performance that is comparable with the ILL. In favorable cases, the gain from pulsing can be even more than this, approaching the limit set by the peak flux, giving about 4 times the performance of the ILL. Because of its low duty factor, an LPSS provides the greatest performance gains for relatively low resolution experiments with cold neutrons. It should thus be considered complementary to short pulse sources which are most effective for high resolution experiments using thermal or epithermal neutrons

  15. Towards high-power long-pulse operation on Tore Supra

    The Tore Supra tokamak was given the main mission to investigate the route towards long pulse plasma discharges. This includes the problem of heat exhaust and particle control (via the development of high-performance plasma facing components), and in parallel the physics of fully non inductive discharges and its optimization with respect to the confinement. Tore Supra is thus equipped with a superconducting toroidal magnet (maximum magnetic field on axis 4.5T), a full set of actively cooled plasma facing components (PFC), and a heating and current drive capability based on high power RIF systems connected to actively cooled antennas. The encouraging results already obtained, as well as recent progress in PFC, allowed us to envisage a significant improvement in the heat exhaust capability of Tore Supra. The so-called CIEL-project consists in a complete upgrade of the inner chamber of Tore Supra, planned to be installed during the year 2000. The present paper deals with the experimental and modeling activity linked to the preparation of the long-pulse high-power discharges using the present Tore Supra equipment: heating and current drive scenarios, power coupling, confinement and transport studies, discharge control... An overview of the results obtained in that field is presented, as well as the progress required in the coming years, and the expected performance, for the CIEL phase, in terms of current drive and confinement. (author)

  16. Investigation of an X-band gigawatt long pulse multi-beam relativistic klystron amplifier

    To achieve a gigawatt-level long pulse radiation power in X-band, a multi-beam relativistic klystron amplifier is proposed and studied experimentally. By introducing 18 electron drift tubes and extended interaction cavities, the power capacity of the device is increased. A radiation power of 1.23 GW with efficiency of 41% and amplifier gain of 46 dB is obtained in the particle-in-cell simulation. Under conditions of a 10 Hz repeat frequency and an input RF power of 30 kW, a radiation power of 0.9 GW, frequency of 9.405 GHz, pulse duration of 105 ns, and efficiency of 30% is generated in the experiment, and the amplifier gain is about 45 dB. Both the simulation and the experiment prove that the multi-beam relativistic klystron amplifier can generate a long pulse GW-level radiation power in X-band

  17. A repetitive long-pulse power generator based on pulse forming network and linear transformer driver

    Li, Mingjia; Kang, Qiang; Tan, Jie; Zhang, Faqiang; Luo, Min; Xiang, Fei

    2016-06-01

    A compact module for long-pulse power generator, based on Blumlein pulse forming network (PFN), was designed. Two Blumlein PFNs with L-type configuration and 20 Ω characteristic impedance were connected symmetrically to the primary coil of the linear transformer driver (LTD) and driven by an identical high voltage spark switch to ensure two Blumlein PFNs synchronizing operation. The output pulse of the module connected with 10 Ω water load is about 135 kV in amplitude and 200 ns in duration with a rise time of ˜50 ns and a flat top of ˜100 ns. On this basis, a repetitive long-pulse power generator based on PFN-LTD has been developed, which was composed of four modules. The following technical parameters of the generator were achieved on planar diode: output voltage amplitude of ˜560 kV, output current amplitude of ˜10 kA at a repetition rate of 25 Hz. The generator operates stable and outputs more than 104 pulses. Meanwhile, the continuous operating time of the generator is up to 60 s.

  18. Advances in long pulse operation at high radio frequency power in Tore Supra

    Goniche, M.; Dumont, R.; Bourdelle, C.; Decker, J.; Delpech, L.; Ekedahl, A.; Guilhem, D.; Guimarães-Filho, Z.; Litaudon, X.; Lotte, Ph.; Maget, P.; Mazon, D.; Saoutic, B. [CEA, IRFM, F-13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (France)

    2014-06-15

    The lower hybrid current drive (LHCD) system of Tore Supra has been upgraded for long pulse operation at higher power (7–8 MW). The two launchers have coupled on plasma 3.8 MW and 2.7 MW separately. This new power capability allows extending the operational domain of Tore Supra for long pulses at higher current and density. 38 long (20 s –155 s) discharges with very low loop voltage (V{sub L} = 30-60 mV) were performed with combined LHCD (5-5.7 MW) and ICRH (1–3 MW) powers, with up to 1 GJ of injected energy. Higher LHCD efficiency, with respect to the previous long discharges, is reported. MHD stability of these discharges is very sensitive to the LHCD power and parallel wave index, in particular in the preforming phase. For theses evanescent loop voltage plasmas, the ICRH power, in excess of 1 MW, is found to have a beneficial effect on the MHD stability.

  19. Gyrotron source system for ITER plasma start up

    Full text: For a reliable plasma current start-up with a limited toroidal electric field of ∼0.3V/m, ITER would require Electron Cyclotron Heating (ECH) assistance during this phase. An ECH Start-up system with an installed capacity of 3MW RF power, at a frequency of ∼127 GHz with a maximum pulse length of 10 s, is being envisaged for ITER Plasma Start-up system. The Indian Participating Team (IN PT) is currently working on the details of the gyrotron source including auxiliary power supplies, High voltage power supplies, protections and controls for the ECH Start-up system. The specified gyrotron sources are expected to be commercially available involving certain development on the part of supplier to re adopt the proven technologies to a new design suitable for the specified frequency. Diode type tube configuration would be preferred, as this would allow a simpler High voltage power supply configuration. The required HVPS would be based on PSM technology and one HVPS would be driving all the three start up gyrotrons in parallel. The required auxiliary power supplies like the Ion pump power supplies, Magnet power supplies, filament power supplies and the gyrotron tanks would be procured as per the basic designs and /or tube specifications. A VME based Data Acquisition and Control system would be built with various fast (critical) and slow interlocks for the safe operation of the tubes. For the critical faults, the HVPS would be removed within a time scale of 10 μs. Various parameters like rf, vacuum, cooling and DC parameters would be monitored and/or set remotely. Integrated testing of the gyrotron source system into a calorimetric water load is planned at IN-PT site. The paper highlights the details of the integrated gyrotron system as planned by the Indian participating team. (author)

  20. Oscillating virtual cathode, large-orbit gyrotron and driver

    VanHaaften, F.W.; Hoeberling, R.F.; Fazio, M.V.

    1986-01-01

    Studies using an oscillating virtual cathode (vircator) and a large-orbit gyrotron to generate microwave levels of several hundred megawatts are being conducted at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). A pulse level of approx.1 MV, with length approaching 1 ..mu..s at a repetition rate of a few hertz, is anticipated for extension of these studies from the present single-shot mode with 100-ns pulse width. The increased pulse width is needed to test longer pulse length microwave sources. Pulse forming network (PFN), transformer-coupled drivers have been studied and are part of the subject of this paper. The large-orbit gyrotron is discussed here.

  1. A Long-Pulse Modulator for the TESLA Test Facility (TTF)

    Kaesler, W

    2004-01-01

    The long-pulse (1.6 ms) klystron modulator for TTF is a hardtube pulser using a Bouncer-circuit for droop compensation. It is built up with new advanced components representing industrial standards. The on-/off switch is a rugged 12 kV IGCT-stack with a fast 4kA turn-off capability. The 100 kJ storage capacitor bank contains only three capacitors with self-healing, segmented PP-foil technology. A new 100 kA solid-state switch based on light triggered thyristors (LTT) replaced the standard ignitrons as crowbar switches. The 300 kW high voltage power supply is based on modern switched mode technology.

  2. Magnet Design and Analysis of a 40 Tesla Long Pulse System Energized by a Battery Bank

    Lv, Y. L.; Peng, T.; Wang, G. B.; Ding, T. H.; Han, X. T.; Pan, Y.; Li, L.

    2013-03-01

    A 40 tesla long pulse magnet and a battery bank as the power supply have been designed. This is now under construction at the Wuhan National High Magnetic Field Center. The 22 mm bore magnet will generate smooth pulses with duration 1 s and rise time 0.5 s. The battery bank consists of 945 12V/200 Ah lead-acid battery cells. The magnet and battery bank were optimized by codes developed in-house and by ANSYS. The coil was made from soft copper with internal reinforcement by fiber-epoxy composite; it is divided into two sections connected in series. The inner section consists of helix coils with each layer reinforced by Zylon composite. The outer section will be wound from copper sheet and externally reinforced by carbon fiber composite.

  3. Inelastic scattering research at a 1 MW long pulse spallation neutron source

    The brief was, with respect to the LPSS bench mark design supplied (60 Hz, 1 MW, Imsec proton pulse, with a split, non-fissile target and 4 moderators in a flux trap geometry design), to identify a set of instruments, and to assess their performance with respect to existing spectrometers on other sources. Any modifications to the existing instruments which would make them more effective on the bench-mark source, or conversely, any modifications to the source bench-mark required by the proposed instruments were to be identified, as were any uncertainties in the estimated performances, or any R ampersand D needed to make the proposed instruments viable. Any new instrument concepts specifically matched to the long pulse itself were to be identified and assessed. This process was to result in an indicative list of instruments for the source. A figure of around 10 spectrometers was to be aimed for

  4. Counter-facing plasma focus system as an efficient and long-pulse EUV light source

    Kuwabara, H.; Hayashi, K.; Kuroda, Y.; Nose, H.; Hotozuka, K.; Nakajima, M.; Horioka, K.

    2011-04-01

    A plasma focus system composed of a pair of counter-facing coaxial plasma guns is proposed as a long-pulse and efficient EUV light source. A proof-of-concept experiment demonstrated that with an assist of breakdown and outer electrode connections, current sheets evolved into a configuration for stable plasma confinement at the center of the electrode. The current sheets could successively compress and confine the high energy density plasma every half period of the discharge current, enabling highly repetitive light emissions in extreme ultraviolet region with time duration in at least ten microseconds for Xe plasma. Also, we confirmed operations of our system for Li plasma. We estimated the highest EUV energy in Li plasma operation at 93mJ/4π sr per 2% bandwidth per pulse.

  5. High power density and long pulse operation with Tore Supra ICRF facility

    Bremond, S. E-mail: sbremond@cea.fr; Agarici, G.; Beaumont, B.; Lombard, G.; Millon, L.; Mollard, P.; Volpe, D.; Vulliez, K.; Becoulet, A.; Colas, L.; Saoutic, B

    2003-09-01

    Ten years after the first ion cyclotron range of frequency (ICRF) heated Tore Supra (TS) plasma shot, and as TS facility, now equipped with the new 'CIEL' high power handing in-vessel components (This SOFT), is progressing towards long pulse performances, the main results and experience gained from the ICRF system are reviewed. An overview of the present status of TS ICRF facility is given, with highlights on the main modifications made to the initial plant and associated results. TS ICRF system achievements are then reported from a large ICRF heated pulses database covering ten experimental campaigns (1991-2001). The main technological issues encountered, especially those relevant to next step ICRF system design, are also discussed. Finally, in view of extended pulse length performances on TS, the present limitations of the ICRF facility and future plans are outlined.

  6. Methods of first wall structural analysis with applications to the long pulse commercial tokamak reactor design

    Methods of analysis for fusion first wall design are developed. Several design limits have been evaluated and combined to present trade-offs in the form of design windows. These considerations include limits related to thermal fatigue, primary membrane strength, displacement under loading, ratcheting, radiation damage, and plasma-wall interactions. Special emphasis is placed on the investigation of thermal fatigue using a two dimensional treatment of a tubular first wall configuration. The work is motivated by the proposal of the Ultra Long Pulse Commercial Reactor (ULTR), a machine capable of delivering plasma burn pulses of up to 24 hours in length. The present work looks in detail at the impact of pertinent characteristics of the ULTR design such as pulse length, coolant pressure, first wall thickness and first wall lifetime on the structural effects considered. Computer programs are developed and consider several major structural effects on a cylindrical first wall element for both 316 stainless steel and vanadium alloy

  7. Effects of magnetic configuration on divertor power and particle deposition for long pulse operation in EAST

    The magnetic configuration exhibits a strong influence on the dynamics of Edge Localized Modes (ELMs), as demonstrated in the EAST superconducting tokamak. We find that poloidal drifts play an important role in particle deposition during the ELMs, leading to a strong up/down asymmetry in the double null divertor configuration, favoring the upper divertor for normal toroidal field, Bt, i.e., with the ion ∇B drift towards the bottom, while the heat flux distribution appears to be rather uniform during ELMs. These observations are well reproduced by the boundary plasma turbulence code, BOUT++. As divertor pumping was only available at the bottom, the preferential particle flow towards the bottom divertor associated with reverse Bt led to a preferred scenario for long pulse operation in EAST

  8. ICPP: Physics and Design Interplay Phenomena in a Long Pulse Tokamak: Tore Supra

    Chatelier, Michel

    2000-10-01

    The Tore Supra Tokamak has been built with the aim of running steady state powerful long pulse discharges. It has been equipped with relevant technology such as a superconducting magnet, high frequency additional heating systems with long pulse capability, to heat up the plasma and drive the current, and actively cooled plasma facing components to remove steadily the large power flow at the plasma boundary. Due to this configuration, a number of physics processes differ from the conventional situation with inertially cooled plasma facing components that have to be carefully analysed, since they can have consequences on the design and the availability of future devices. Three examples are listed below. - Intense beams of well confined multi-MeV runaway electrons are formed when plasma discharge recovers after a current disruption, which eventually penetrate deep inside the wall and can drill holes in the water pipes. - Suprathermal electrons are generated by lower hybrid frequency waves, used for non inductive current drive in the plasma bulk. These electrons can be transported to the edge without having been slowed down. They impact on very localised areas where the heat deposition is so large that the metal layer between CFC and water can be melted. - Carbon blooms are generally not observed in Tore Supra, because the wall is maintained at low temperature in normal operating conditions. When local destruction of CFC-copper bond occurs, the surface temperature rises, but on a too small area for any significant impurity source to be generated. Bond destruction protects the water circuit from being melted. The excursion in surface temperature to very high values triggers a new heat flow equilibrium to the wall which depends also on the local electron temperature.

  9. New results and applications for the quasioptical gyrotron. Interim report

    Fliflet, A.W.; Fischer, R.P.; Manheimer, W.M.

    1993-02-26

    The quasioptical gyrotron (QOG), which features an open resonator formed by a pair of spherical mirrors instead of the conventional gyrotron waveguide cavity, has been under development at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory as a tunable high power millimeterwave source for tokamak plasma heating, advanced radars, and power beaming. In the free running oscillator configuration, the QOG has produced a peak power of 6OOkW at a frequency of 120GHZ, and a peak efficiency of 12% at 200kW. Results have recently been obtained for a quasioptical gyroklystron (QOGK) realized by the addition of an open-mirror prebunching resonator driven by an 85GHz, 1.5kW Extended Interaction Oscillator. Efficiency enhancement by mode priming has been investigated, and efficiencies up to 19% have been obtained by increasing the detuning of the operating mode. An overall efficiency of 30% was obtained by the addition of a simple depressed collector. The high circulating power in the QOG resonator is currently being considered for use as an electromagnetic wiggler for compact IR free-electron lasers. The QOG is also promising as a source for an active sensor of upper atmosphere trace impurities.... Gyrotrons, Gyroklystron, Atmospheric sensing, Quasioptical gyrotron, Electromagnetic wiggler, Free-electron laser.

  10. Research on advanced high power gyrotrons at FZK

    The experimental 170 GHz coaxial cavity gyrotron for ITER has been assembled and installed in the SC magnet. The operation started in May 2004 with performing the alignment and conditioning of the tube. The main goal of the experiments is to verify the design of components for a 2 MW, CW industrial prototype

  11. The DIII-D ECH multiple gyrotron control system

    DIII-D's ECH upgrade with 1 MW, 110 GHz gyrotrons is ongoing, and with it, an upgrade of the control system. The ECH Multiple Gyrotron Control System uses software distributed among networked computers, interfaced to a programmable logic controller (PLC), the timing and pulse system, power supplies, vacuum and wave guide controls, and instrumentation. During DIII-D operations, the system will allow a chief and a co-operator to control and monitor a number of gyrotrons from different manufacturers. The software, written using LabVIEW, allows for remote and multiple operator control. Thus any supported computer can become a control station and multiple projects can be simultaneously accommodated. Each operator can be given access to the controls of all gyrotrons or to a subset of controls. Status information is also remotely available. The use of a PLC simplifies the hardware and software design. It reduces interlock and control circuitry, includes monitoring for slow analog signals, and allows one software driver to efficiently interface to a number of systems. In addition, the interlock logic can be easily changed and control points can be forced as needed. The pulse system is designed around arbitrary function generators. Various modulation schemes can be accommodated, including real-time control of the modulation. This discussion will include the hardware and software design of the control system and its current implementation

  12. Design study of a test stand for ITER gyrotron

    In the frame of development of the ITER electron cyclotron wave (ECW) system, a two MW CW coaxial cavity gyrotron will be developed during the Sixth Framework Program (2003-2006). Such development relies on the availability of a test stand capable of providing the electrical energy and cooling capacity. This test stand will possibly be used, in a later stage, for the component test of the ITER ECW system. This paper will first present the main parameters of this new coaxial gyrotron. Then we describe the test stand itself, including the general requirements for testing and evaluating the behaviour of the RF source and then a description of the electrical system design. Compared to the ITER reference design, the test stand emphasises the requirement of flexibility, which is necessary during the development of the gyrotron. The additional electrical equipment is included in the overview of the electrical system. The cooling system will be an important part of the design study. Indeed, the design efficiency of such a depressed collector gyrotron is ∼50%, implying >4 MW of continuous heat dissipation and evacuation by the cooling equipment. The specifications of the cooling system must also comply with ITER reference design values

  13. Electron beam emission and interaction of double-beam gyrotron

    Highlights: ► The complete electrical design of electron gun and interaction structure of double-beam gyrotron. ► EGUN code is used for the simulation of electron gun of double-beam gyrotron. ► MAGIC code is used for the simulation of interaction structure of double-beam gyrotron. ► Design validations with other codes. - Abstract: This paper presents the numerical simulation of a double-beam magnetron injection gun (DB-MIG) and beam-wave interaction for 60 GHz, 500 kW gyrotron. The beam-wave interaction calculations, power and frequency growth estimation are performed by using PIC code MAGIC. The maximum output power of 510 kW at 41.5% efficiency, beam currents of 6 A and 12 A, electron beam velocity ratios of 1.41 and 1.25 and beam voltage of 69 kV are estimated. To obtain the design parameters, the DB-MIG with maximum transverse velocity spread less than 5% is designed. The computer simulations are performed by using the commercially available code EGUN and the in-house developed code MIGANS. The simulated results of DB-MIG design obtained by using the EGUN code are also validated with another trajectory code TRAK, which are in good agreement.

  14. A high efficiency, high power 100 GHz gyrotron

    Gyrotrons, operating at 28 GHz, 35 GHz and 60 GHz are currently producing 100-200 KW, pulsed and CW, for electron cyclotron heating experiments in magnetically-confined gaseous fusion machines. Recently, considerable interest has been expressed towards the development of a 100 GHz, 1.0 MW CW gyrotron for increasing the electron temperature above that achieved with the lower frequency, lower power devices listed above. Toward this goal, Hughes Aircraft Company has developed a 100 GHz, 0.5 MW gyrotron operating at low duty at 30 msec pulse widths. This device employs a single anode magnetron injection gun operating at a cathode voltage of 90 kV at 14A cathode current. Control of the electron beam is by cathode pulsing or CW. RF control is accomplished by low-level cathode magnetic field modulation. Computations show that velocity spread, both perpendicular and parallel, is considerable lower, rotational energy is higher and voltage gradients are significantly lower than for a comparable double anode magnetron injection gun, typically employed on lower frequency gyrotrons

  15. Long-pulse neutral beam power supply system for LBL 20 kV, 10 A sources

    Honey, V.J.; Baker, W.R.; Fitzgerald, M.L.

    1976-05-01

    A description is given of the power supplies and control system for the LBL 20 kV, 10 A, 10 sec long-pulse neutral beam source test facility, now in operation. Such sources are used in a number of existing and planned fusion power experiments.

  16. A high power CW or long pulse klystron: 500 kW at 3.7 GHz

    The design, technology, and preliminary test results for a new klystron for LHRH is described. The tube will deliver 500 kW in long pulse (min.) or CW operation at 3.7 GHz, with 45% efficiency into a high, fluctuating SWR

  17. Particle fuelling for long pulse with standard gas puff and supersonic pulsed gas injection

    In addition to the standard gas puff and to the technically complex pellet injection, a novel intermediate method, based on the injection of a supersonic high density cloud of neutrals, has been recently implemented on the Tore Supra tokamak. Fuelling efficiency, in the 30-50% range are found while it lies in the 10-20% range for the gas puff. It is not sensitive to the plasma density and to the additional heating. According to modelling, the increased efficiency is attributed to the very short injection duration compared to the particle confinement time and to the strong cooling of the plasma edge resulting from the massive injection of matter. A feedback loop on the frequency of the injector has been successfully implemented to control the plasma density. In long pulse experiments (>200s), wall saturation has not been reached. Gas puffing rate was typically around 1 Pa.m3s-1 while dynamic wall retention around 0.6 Pa.m3s-1. Co-deposited carbon layer could trap such large amounts of gas. A discharge fuelled by supersonic pulsed gas injections exhibits lower wall retention than a gas puff fuelled discharge. (author)

  18. Beam extractions of a prototype long pulse ion source for the KSTAR NBI system

    Chang, Doo Hee; Seo, Chang Seok; Jun, Yong Woo; Oh, Byung Hoon; Jeong, Seung Ho; Lee, Kwang Won; In, Sang Ryul; Kim, Jin Choon [KAERI, Taejon (Korea, Republic of)

    2003-10-01

    Preliminary beam extraction experiments of a prototype long pulse (300 s) ion source were carried out on the NBI Test Stand for the KSTAR. The prototype ion source consists of a magnet bucket plasma generator with multi-pole cusp fields, similar to the US LPIS, and a set of tetrode accelerator with circular apertures. Arc discharges of the plasma generator have been controlled precisely by both a space-charge-limited mode and an emission-limited mode. The emission-limited operation, well controlled by the applied heating voltage of cathode filaments, of plasma generator resulted in more efficient and stable discharges than the space-charge- limited mode. An optimum arc efficiency of 0.33 A/kW and maximum ion density of 8310{sup 11} cm{sup -3} were obtained by using a Langmuir probe. Optimum beam perveance of the prototype ion source, which was deduced from the ratio of gradient grid current to the beam current, was 0.52. The preliminary beam extraction results obtained at {<=} 41 kV appear less than the expected.

  19. Recent Long-Pulse Test Results of KSTAR ICRF Antenna with Active Cooling

    KSTAR ICRF (Ion Cyclotron Range of Frequency) system is being developed for the high-power and longpulse operation. For a 300 s operation at a high power of 6 MW, the antenna has many cooling channels inside the current strap, Faraday shield, cavity wall, and vacuum transmission line (VTL) to remove the dissipated RF loss power and incoming plasma heat loads. In the previous test campaign, the standoff capability was increased to 31.2 kVp, 300 s from 24.3 kVp, 300 s by applying water cooling on the ICRF antenna, but it was limited by an overheating of the vacuum feedthrough (VF) and the transmission line of the unmatched section which did not have cooling channels. During the recent RF test campaign (campaign-8), the cooling system for the VF and the transmission line of the unmatched section was developed to enhance the cooling capability. The cooling channels for inner conductors of VF and the transmission line were carefully designed and installed inside their inner conductors, which were connected in series. Outer conductors near the current maximum were also watercooled by using Al cooling blocks which have a cooling channel inside them. The high power and long pulse capabilities of the antenna were experimentally estimated with active cooling on both of the antenna and the unmatched transmission line

  20. Recent Long-Pulse Test Results of KSTAR ICRF Antenna with Active Cooling

    Bae, Y. D.; Kwak, J. G.; Yoon, J. S.; Wang, S. J. [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Taejon (Korea, Republic of)

    2005-07-01

    KSTAR ICRF (Ion Cyclotron Range of Frequency) system is being developed for the high-power and longpulse operation. For a 300 s operation at a high power of 6 MW, the antenna has many cooling channels inside the current strap, Faraday shield, cavity wall, and vacuum transmission line (VTL) to remove the dissipated RF loss power and incoming plasma heat loads. In the previous test campaign, the standoff capability was increased to 31.2 kVp, 300 s from 24.3 kVp, 300 s by applying water cooling on the ICRF antenna, but it was limited by an overheating of the vacuum feedthrough (VF) and the transmission line of the unmatched section which did not have cooling channels. During the recent RF test campaign (campaign-8), the cooling system for the VF and the transmission line of the unmatched section was developed to enhance the cooling capability. The cooling channels for inner conductors of VF and the transmission line were carefully designed and installed inside their inner conductors, which were connected in series. Outer conductors near the current maximum were also watercooled by using Al cooling blocks which have a cooling channel inside them. The high power and long pulse capabilities of the antenna were experimentally estimated with active cooling on both of the antenna and the unmatched transmission line.

  1. Angiokeratoma of Fordyce response to long pulsed Nd:YAG laser treatment.

    Zeng, Ying; Zhan, Kui; Xie, Wen-Lian; Lin, Qiong-Zhu

    2016-01-01

    Angiokeratoma of Fordyce can be easily diagnosed by their typical erythra and cured by varied therapeutic methods including surgery, electrocoagulation, cryotherapy, or various laser systems. Which are the optimal therapeutic methods? There are no consentaneous opinions in the reported articles. We present our characteristic treatment with the application of long pulsed neodymium-dopedyttrium-aluminum-garne (lpNd:YAG) laser in the treatment of angiokeratoma of Fordyce. A 1064 nm lpNd:YAG laser (spot size: 5 mm/7 mm, energy:90-130 J/cm(2) , and pulse duration: 10-20 ms.) was used to treat the patient's lesions. The desirable clinical endpoint of the treatment was lesions shrunk and turned pallor immediately after the irradiation. The treatment interval was at least 8 weeks. Of the 11 patients, 9 of them were cured and 2 of them were improved. The mean treatment sessions were 2.2 times. None of them had a scar formation and any other side effects. All of them were satisfied with the treatment results. We conclude that angiokeratoma of Fordyce responded well to lpNd:YAG laser treatment. It provided a simple, rapid, and no bleeding treatment in treating Angiokeratoma of Fordyce. PMID:26531316

  2. Advances in lower hybrid current drive for tokamak long pulse operation. Technology and physics

    The paper gives a picture of the present status and understanding of technology and physics of Lower Hybrid Current Drive for long pulse operation in tokamaks, including the development of continuous wave (CW) high power klystrons, and its evolutions towards ITER. 3.7 GH / 700 kW CW klystrons produced in series by Thales Electron Devices are now in operation on Tore Supra. First series of eight klystrons delivered more than 4 MW to sustain non-inductive plasmas during 50 s. Moreover, a prototype of 500 kW CW klystron operating at 5 GHz developed for KSTAR by Toshiba Electron Tubes and Devices, and foreseen for ITER, is able to produce RF output powers of 300 kW / 800 s and 450 kW / 20 s on matched load. The situation on wave coupling and antennas is reported, with the latest Tore Supra results of the new CW Passive-Active Multi-junction (PAM) launcher: the antenna concept foreseen for ITER. First experiments with the PAM antenna in Tore Supra have provided extremely encouraging results in terms of power handling and coupling. Relevant ITER power density of ∼25 MW/m2 (2.7 MW of power injected into the plasma) has been maintained over ∼80 s. In addition, LH power of 2.7 MW has been coupled at a plasma-antenna distance of 10 cm. (author)

  3. Particle-in-cell (PIC) simulations of beam instabilities in gyrotrons

    Extensive simulations are performed to investigate effects of electron cyclotron instabilities on the gyrotron beam quality, using two-dimensional axisymmetric particle-in-cell (PIC) codes. Both electrostatic and electromagnetic models, as well as realistic geometries of the gyrotron are considered. It is found that a large beam density can lead to an electrostatic-instability-induced energy spread which substantially degrades the gyrotron efficiency. (author) 11 figs., 14 refs

  4. ECH control system for new 1 MW 110 GHz gyrotrons at DIII-D

    Two new Varian 1 MW 110 GHz gyrotrons are currently being developed and are due to be tested at General Atomics next year. A new cost-effective gyrotron control system to operate multiple gyrotrons simultaneously is being developed. Different systems and combinations that were considered include CAMAC, PLC, VXIbus, and a local computer. This paper will explain the decision making processes used in choosing and implementing the new control system architecture

  5. Two-gigawatt burst-mode operation of the intense microwave prototype (IMP) free-electron laser (FEL) for the microwave tokamak experiment (MTX)

    The MTX explored the plasma heating effects of 140 GHz microwaves from both Gyrotrons and from the IMP FEL wiggler. The Gyrotron was long pulse length (0.5 seconds maximum) and the FEL produced short-pulse length, high-peak power, single and burst modes of 140 GHZ microwaves. Full-power operations of the IMP FEL wiggler were commenced in April of 1992 and continued into October of 1992. The Experimental Test Accelerator H (ETA-II) provided a 50-nanosecond, 6-MeV, 2--3 kAmp electron beam that was introduced co-linear into the IMP FEL with a 140 GHz Gyrotron master oscillator (MO). The FEL was able to amplify the MO signal from approximately 7 kW to peaks consistently in the range of 1--2 GW. This microwave pulse was transmitted into the MTX and allowed the exploration of the linear and non-linear effects of short pulse, intense power in the MTX plasma. Single pulses were used to explore and gain operating experience in the parameter space of the IMP FEL, and finally evaluate transmission and absorption in the MTX. Single-pulse operations were repeatable. After the MTX was shut down burst-mode operations were successful at 2 kHz. This paper will describe the IMP FEL, Microwave Transmission System to MTX, the diagnostics used for calorimetric measurements, and the operations of the entire Microwave system. A discussion of correlated and uncorrelated errors that affect FEL performance will be made Linear and non-linear absorption data of the microwaves in the MTX plasma will be presented

  6. A generic mode selection strategy for high-order mode gyrotrons operating at multiple frequencies

    Franck, Joachim; Avramidis, Konstantinos; Gantenbein, Gerd; Illy, Stefan; Jin, Jianbo; Thumm, Manfred; Jelonnek, John

    2015-01-01

    High-power, high-frequency gyrotrons for electron cyclotron resonance heating and current drive, such as proposed for the demonstration thermonuclear fusion reactor DEMO, require operating modes of very high order. As it is shown, the selection of the operating modes for such gyrotrons can be based on multi-frequency operability. A general selection strategy is derived, suitable for multi-purpose multi-frequency gyrotrons with quasi-optical mode converter and single-disc output window. Two examples, one of them relevant for future DEMO gyrotron designs, are discussed.

  7. Recent Tests on 117.5 GHz and 170 GHz Gyrotrons

    Felch K.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Two megawatt-class gyrotrons at frequencies of 117.5 GHz and 170 GHz have recently been fabricated and tested at CPI. The 117.5 GHz gyrotron was designed to produce up to 1.8 MW for 10-second pulses, and will be used for electron cyclotron heating and current drive on the DIII-D tokamak at General Atomics. The 170 GHz gyrotron is specified as a 500 kW CW system, but has been designed with the goal of generating up to 1 MW CW. Oak Ridge National Laboratory will use the gyrotron in ITER ECH transmission line testing.

  8. A long-pulse repetitive operation magnetically insulated transmission line oscillator.

    Fan, Yu-Wei; Zhong, Hui-Huang; Zhang, Jian-De; Shu, Ting; Liu, Jin Liang

    2014-05-01

    The improved magnetically insulated transmission line oscillator (MILO) is a gigawatt-class L-band high power microwave tube. It has allowed us to generate 3.1 GW pulse of 40 ns duration in the single-pulse operation and 500 MW pulse of 25 ns duration in the repetition rate operation. However, because of the severe impedance mismatch, the power conversion efficiency is only about 4% in the repetition rate operation. In order to eliminate the impedance mismatch and obtain repetitive long-pulse high-power microwave (HPM), a series of experiments are carried out and the recent progress is presented in this paper. In the single-pulse operation, when the diode voltage is 466 kV and current is 41.6 kA, the radiated microwave power is above 2.2 GW, the pulse duration is above 102 ns, the microwave frequency is about 1.74 GHz, and the power conversion efficiency is about 11.5%. In the repetition rate operation, under the condition of the diode voltage about 400 kV, beam current about 38 kA, the radiated microwave power is about 1.0 GW, the pulse duration is about 85 ns. Moreover, the radiated microwave power and the pulse duration decline little by little when the shot numbers increase gradually. The experimental results show that the impedance matching is a vital factor for HPM systems and one of the major technical challenges is to improve the cathode for the repetition rate operation MILO. PMID:24880374

  9. Proceedings of the workshop on neutron instrumentation for a long-pulse spallation source

    This workshop was carried out under the auspices of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Pulsed Spallation Source activity and its Pulsed Spallation Source Committee (PSSC). One of our activities has been the sponsorship of workshops related to neutron production by pulsed sources. At the Crystal City PSSC meeting a decision was made to hold a workshop on the instrumentation opportunities at a long-pulse spallation source (LPSS). The enclosed material represents the results of deliberations of the three working groups into which the participants were divided, covering elastic scattering, inelastic scattering and fundamental physics, as well as contributions from individual participants. We hope that the material in this report will be useful to the neutron scattering community as it develops a road-map for future neutron sources. The workshop was held at LBNL in mid-April with about sixty very dedicated participants from the US and abroad. This report presents the charge for the workshop: Based on the bench mark source parameters provided by Gary Russell, determine how a suite of spectrometers in each of the three working group's area of expertise would perform at an LPSS and compare this performance with that of similar spectrometers at a continuous source or a short-pulse source. Identify and discuss modifications to these spectrometers that would enhance their performance at an LPSS. Identify any uncertainties in the analysis of spectrometer performance that require further research. Describe what R ampersand D is needed to resolve these issues. Discuss how the performance of instruments would be affected by changes in source parameters such as repetition rate, proton pulse length, and the characteristic time of pulse tails. Identify beneficial changes that could become goals for target/moderator designers. Identify novel methods that might be applied at an LPSS. Selected papers are indexed separately for inclusion in the Energy Science and Technology

  10. A long-pulse repetitive operation magnetically insulated transmission line oscillator

    The improved magnetically insulated transmission line oscillator (MILO) is a gigawatt-class L-band high power microwave tube. It has allowed us to generate 3.1 GW pulse of 40 ns duration in the single-pulse operation and 500 MW pulse of 25 ns duration in the repetition rate operation. However, because of the severe impedance mismatch, the power conversion efficiency is only about 4% in the repetition rate operation. In order to eliminate the impedance mismatch and obtain repetitive long-pulse high-power microwave (HPM), a series of experiments are carried out and the recent progress is presented in this paper. In the single-pulse operation, when the diode voltage is 466 kV and current is 41.6 kA, the radiated microwave power is above 2.2 GW, the pulse duration is above 102 ns, the microwave frequency is about 1.74 GHz, and the power conversion efficiency is about 11.5%. In the repetition rate operation, under the condition of the diode voltage about 400 kV, beam current about 38 kA, the radiated microwave power is about 1.0 GW, the pulse duration is about 85 ns. Moreover, the radiated microwave power and the pulse duration decline little by little when the shot numbers increase gradually. The experimental results show that the impedance matching is a vital factor for HPM systems and one of the major technical challenges is to improve the cathode for the repetition rate operation MILO

  11. Simultaneous measurement of coarse and unscheduled rapidly changing plasma parameters during long pulse discharges

    In a long pulse discharge plasma parameters changes rapidly because of unpredictable unknown events. These unpredictable rapid changes in plasma parameters should be examined in detail in order to understand the properties of plasma. Normally the unknown events causes a fast changes in plasma parameters and to capture these rapid changes one need to change the sampling rate from the normal sampling rate. This requires to digitize the plasma parameters at two different sampling rate, one at slow sampling rate during the low activity period and another at fast sampling rate to capture the changes occurring at the time of unknown events. This demands for simultaneous coarse and unscheduled rapid change measurement of plasma parameters at different sampling rates. To fulfill above requirement a CAMAC digitizer module has been designed to acquire the data for the whole shot at one sampling rate and to capture the unscheduled rapid changes at higher sampling rate simultaneously. The module is capable of detecting unknown event and changes the sampling rate by ten times for rapid changes measurements. It can store 16 K samples for fast events and 32 K samples for whole shot duration. Besides, the module has some other important features, different modes of operation, a monitoring mode, a single shot mode (Pre/Post trigger acquisition) with selectable sampling rate upto 1 MHz and a loss less continuous acquisition mode. The module was tested for 1 kHz nominal sampling rate for 3.2 seconds data and 10 kHz at the time of event occurrence for 160 msec. data. with 8 K pre trigger samples. (author)

  12. Simultaneous measurement of coarse and unscheduled rapidly changing plasma parameters during long pulse discharges

    Pujara, Harshad Dayaram; Kumar, Amit Srivastava [Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar (India)

    2000-07-01

    In a long pulse discharge plasma parameters changes rapidly because of unpredictable unknown events. These unpredictable rapid changes in plasma parameters should be examined in detail in order to understand the properties of plasma. Normally the unknown events causes a fast changes in plasma parameters and to capture these rapid changes one need to change the sampling rate from the normal sampling rate. This requires to digitize the plasma parameters at two different sampling rate, one at slow sampling rate during the low activity period and another at fast sampling rate to capture the changes occurring at the time of unknown events. This demands for simultaneous coarse and unscheduled rapid change measurement of plasma parameters at different sampling rates. To fulfill above requirement a CAMAC digitizer module has been designed to acquire the data for the whole shot at one sampling rate and to capture the unscheduled rapid changes at higher sampling rate simultaneously. The module is capable of detecting unknown event and changes the sampling rate by ten times for rapid changes measurements. It can store 16 K samples for fast events and 32 K samples for whole shot duration. Besides, the module has some other important features, different modes of operation, a monitoring mode, a single shot mode (Pre/Post trigger acquisition) with selectable sampling rate upto 1 MHz and a loss less continuous acquisition mode. The module was tested for 1 kHz nominal sampling rate for 3.2 seconds data and 10 kHz at the time of event occurrence for 160 msec. data. with 8 K pre trigger samples. (author)

  13. Study of the parasitic oscillations in a gyrotron

    This work is dedicated to the study of parasitic instabilities in a gyrotron, and to the influence of such instabilities on the interaction efficiency. The gyrotron is a high-power millimeter wave radiation source, based on the resonant interaction between a weakly relativistic electron beam immersed in a guiding magnetic field, and an electromagnetic wave. The gyrotron investigated here operates at a frequency close to 100 GHz: its main feature is that it is quasi optical. In this configuration, the electron beam interacts with a high order TEM eigenmode of a Fabry-Perot resonator, the axis of which is perpendicular to the electron beam path. During the development of this source, the highest efficiency that was achieved is approximately 30% lower than the theoretical predictions. At the same time, parasitic oscillations at frequencies close to the maximum relativistic cyclotronic frequency are detected. The power associated with these oscillations ranges from a few watts to a few kilowatts, with threshold currents of the order of 100 mA. It is suspected that the excitation of parasitic oscillations in the beam duct section before the interaction region might have a dramatic effect on the electron beam distribution function inducing, in particular, an energy spread. The cyclotron maser instability responsible for the energy exchange between particles and fields in a gyrotron, is very sensitive to energy spreads. It is thus necessary to identify the origin of the parasitic radiation. A few physical mechanisms suspected to lead to a degradation of the electron beam properties were investigated: the cyclotron maser process itself, the Bernstein electrostatic instability and the Langmuir instability. The experimental work concentrated on the study of the beam ducts between the electron gun and the resonant cavity. (author) figs., tabs., 90 refs

  14. Characterization of a gyrotron cavity at 10 GHz

    Experiments have been conducted to characterize a gyrotron cavity designed to operate in the Te 021 mode at 10 GHz. Small holes were introduced into the cavity to couple in and detect the probing power. Evaluation of the loaded Q factor is based on bandwidth measurements whereas standing-wave electric field profile is determined by using perturbation techniques. Good agreement between measured and predicted values of resonant frequencies and Q factors for several fundamental TE modes is found. (author)

  15. Modeling of mode purity in high power gyrotrons

    Cai, S.Y.; Antonsen, T.M. Jr.; Saraph, G.P. [Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States)] [and others

    1993-04-01

    Spurious mode generation at the same frequency of the operational mode in a high power gyrotron can significantly reduce the power handling capability and the stability of a gyrotron oscillator because these modes are usually not matched at the output window and thus have high absorption and reflection rates. To study the generation of this kind of mode, the authors developed a numerical model based on an existing multimode self-consistent time-dependent computer code. This model includes both TE and TM modes and accounts for mode transformations due to the waveguide inhomogeneity. With this new tool, they study the mode transformation in the gyrotron and the possibility of excitation of parasitic TE and TM modes in the up taper section due to the gyroklystron mechanism. Their preliminary results show moderate excitation of both TE and TM modes at the same frequency as the main operating mode at locations near their cutoff. Details of the model and further simulation results will be presented.

  16. Investigations and advanced concepts on gyrotron interaction modeling and simulations

    Avramidis, K. A., E-mail: konstantinos.avramidis@kit.edu [Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technologies, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe 76131 (Germany)

    2015-12-15

    In gyrotron theory, the interaction between the electron beam and the high frequency electromagnetic field is commonly modeled using the slow variables approach. The slow variables are quantities that vary slowly in time in comparison to the electron cyclotron frequency. They represent the electron momentum and the high frequency field of the resonant TE modes in the gyrotron cavity. For their definition, some reference frequencies need to be introduced. These include the so-called averaging frequency, used to define the slow variable corresponding to the electron momentum, and the carrier frequencies, used to define the slow variables corresponding to the field envelopes of the modes. From the mathematical point of view, the choice of the reference frequencies is, to some extent, arbitrary. However, from the numerical point of view, there are arguments that point toward specific choices, in the sense that these choices are advantageous in terms of simulation speed and accuracy. In this paper, the typical monochromatic gyrotron operation is considered, and the numerical integration of the interaction equations is performed by the trajectory approach, since it is the fastest, and therefore it is the one that is most commonly used. The influence of the choice of the reference frequencies on the interaction simulations is studied using theoretical arguments, as well as numerical simulations. From these investigations, appropriate choices for the values of the reference frequencies are identified. In addition, novel, advanced concepts for the definitions of these frequencies are addressed, and their benefits are demonstrated numerically.

  17. Solid-state gyrotron body power supply, test results

    Santinelli, M. [Association Euratom-ENEA, ENEA CR Frascati, 00044 Frascati (Italy)], E-mail: santinelli@frascati.enea.it; Claesen, R.; Coletti, A. [Association Euratom-ENEA, ENEA CR Frascati, 00044 Frascati (Italy); Bonicelli, T.; Mondino, P.L. [EFDA, EFDA CSU Garching, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Pretelli, M.; Rinaldi, L.; Sita, L.; Taddia, G. [OCEM SpA, Via 2 Agosto 1980 no. 11, 40016 San Giorgio di Piano (Italy)

    2007-10-15

    A 170 GHz, 2 MW, steady-state gyrotron is being developed in collaboration between European research associations and industries to be used for the electron cyclotron resonance heating (ECRH) system of ITER, the gyrotron is presently in the prototype state. EFDA entrusted ENEA with the design of a new power supply for the gyrotron's body; in which, the traditional power vacuum tubes are replaced with solid-state components (IGBT); furthermore ENEA had the task of developing the new body power supply (BPS), following the initial conceptual design. The BPS is formed by 50 identical bidirectional (in current) modules, connected in series; the BPS's control system regulates the output voltage by changing the modulation index. OCEM Spa, under ENEA's supervision, has manufactured the BPS. Tests, done at the start of this year, showed the substantial agreement between the initial technical specifications and the values achieved. Particularly the ramp-up/down-emergency time (50-10 {mu}s), the accuracy ({+-}0.5%), the sine wave modulation (45-20 kV at 5 kHz) and the maximum phase shift (<10 deg.) have been tested. In the article, the new stair-way modulation (SWM) scheme will be sketched and the test results will be described in detail.

  18. Deflection of carbon dioxide laser and helium-neon laser beams in a long-pulse relativistic electron beam diode

    Deflection of carbon dioxide and helium-neon laser beams has been used to measure plasma and neutral density gradients during the operating mode and after the shorting time of a long-pulse field-emission electron beam diode. Plasma density gradients of (1014--1015) cm-4 were observed throughout the diode during the final microsecond of the 2--3 μs electron beam pulse. The neutral density gradient was less than 1x1018 cm-4 during the electron beam pulse. Upon diode shorting, neutral density gradients increased to (1018--1019) cm-4 over ∼1 μs, and decayed over many microseconds. Plasma density gradients of ∼1015 cm-4 were also observed after shorting. These experiments demonstrate the value of carbon-dioxide laser and helium-neon laser deflection for diagnosing plasma and neutral particles in long-pulse electron beam diodes

  19. Configuration and supervision of advanced distribuited data adquisition and processing systems for long pulse experiments using JINI technology.

    Gonzalez, Joaquin; Ruiz González, Mariano; Barrera Lopez de Turiso, Eduardo; López Navarro, Juan Manuel; Arcas Castro, Guillermo de; Vega, Jesús

    2008-01-01

    The development of tools for managing the capabilities and functionalities of distributed data acquisition systems is essential in long pulse fusion experiments. The intelligent test and measurement system (ITMS) developed by UPM and CIEMAT is a technology that permits implementation of a scalable data acquisition and processing system based on PXI or CompactPCI hardware. Several applications based on JINI technology have been developed to enable use of this platform for extensive implementat...

  20. Development of long pulse RF heating and current drive for H-mode scenarios with metallic walls in WEST

    Ekedahl, Annika, E-mail: annika.ekedahl@cea.fr; Bourdelle, Clarisse; Artaud, Jean-François; Bernard, Jean-Michel; Bufferand, Hugo; Colas, Laurent; Decker, Joan; Delpech, Léna; Dumont, Rémi; Goniche, Marc; Helou, Walid; Hillairet, Julien; Lombard, Gilles; Magne, Roland; Mollard, Patrick; Nardon, Eric; Peysson, Yves; Tsitrone, Emmanuelle [CEA, IRFM, F-13108 Saint Paul-lez-Durance (France)

    2015-12-10

    The longstanding expertise of the Tore Supra team in long pulse heating and current drive with radiofrequency (RF) systems will now be exploited in the WEST device (tungsten-W Environment in Steady-state Tokamak) [1]. WEST will allow an integrated long pulse tokamak programme for testing W-divertor components at ITER-relevant heat flux (10-20 MW/m{sup 2}), while treating crucial aspects for ITER-operation, such as avoidance of W-accumulation in long discharges, monitoring and control of heat fluxes on the metallic plasma facing components (PFCs) and coupling of RF waves in H-mode plasmas. Scenario modelling using the METIS-code shows that ITER-relevant heat fluxes are compatible with the sustainment of long pulse H-mode discharges, at high power (up to 15 MW / 30 s at I{sub P} = 0.8 MA) or high fluence (up to 10 MW / 1000 s at I{sub P} = 0.6 MA) [2], all based on RF heating and current drive using Ion Cyclotron Resonance Heating (ICRH) and Lower Hybrid Current Drive (LHCD). This paper gives a description of the ICRH and LHCD systems in WEST, together with the modelling of the power deposition of the RF waves in the WEST-scenarios.

  1. User's manual for LINEAR, a computer program that calculates the linear characteristics of a gyrotron

    This program calculates the linear characteristics of a gyrotron. This program is capable of: (1) calculating the starting current or frequency detuning for each gyrotron mode, (2) generating mode spectra, (3) plotting these linear characteristics as a function of device parameters (e.g., beam voltage), and (4) doing the above for any axial rf field profile

  2. Particle control in high power, high density long pulse operation on Tore Supra

    Bucalossi, J.; Brosset, C.; Dufour, E.; Loarer, T.; Monier-Garbet, P.; Pegourie, B.; Tsitrone, E.; Basiuk, V.; Bremond, S.; Chantant, M.; Colas, L.; Commaux, N.; Geraud, A.; Guirlet, R.; Gunn, J.; Hertout, P.; Hoang, G. T.; Kazarian, F.; Mazon, D.; Maget, P.; Mitteau, R.; Moreau, P.; Saint-Laurent, F.; Schunke, B.; Vallet, J. C.

    2005-07-01

    Long pulse operation, and the related issues such as non inductive current drive, particle control and power exhaust, is a crucial point to investigate for next step machines. In the Tore Supra tokamak, equipped with superconducting magnets and actively cooled plasma facing components discharge up to 6 minutes, coupling 1 GJ of energy to the plasma, have already been obtained with 3 MW of LHCD at low density (%50 n{sub C}W). A new scenario has been recently developed combining ICRH and LHCD up to a total power of 8.5 MW at high density (90% n{sub G}W), limited in time to 60 s by the capability of the ICRH heating systems (500 MJ of injected/extracted energy). This paper describes the new operating conditions and compares the results obtained in both scenarios with a special focus on particle control. The density is still maintained by a feedback loop on the gas injection system and do not exhibit any uncontrolled excursions. The radiated power fraction is stable and remains below 30% all along the discharges. In comparison with the previous low density long duration discharges, the gas injection rate necessary to maintain the stationary plasma density is increased by a factor up to 3. The edge electron temperature and density measured by a reciprocating probes are also significantly different, signifying as expected a higher recycling flux. On the other hand, particle balance analyses based on pressure measurements show that the absolute in vessel retention rate is roughly equivalent in both scenarios. This indicates that the retention mechanisms could be dominated by wall processes such as diffusion in carbon porosities rather than plasma processes, dependent on edge conditions, such as codeposition. Moreover, analysis of carbon deposits originating from different locations inside the vessel reveal relatively low deuterium content, unable to account for the large deuterium in-vessel retention worked out from particle balance. Finally, particle control with more

  3. Gyrotron and power supply development for upgrading the electron cyclotron heating system on DIII-D

    Highlights: ► Vendor completed design of 1.5 MW, 117.5 GHz gyrotron for DIII-D. ► Fabrication of gyrotron by vendor underway. ► Finalizing design of solid-state high voltage modulator for cathode power supply. ► Fabrication of solid-state high voltage modulator has begun. ► Finalizing design of high voltage linear amplifier for gyrotron body power supply. -- Abstract: An upgrade of the electron cyclotron heating system on DIII-D to almost 15 MW is being planned which will expand it from a system with six 1 MW 110 GHz gyrotrons to one with ten gyrotrons. A depressed collector 1.2 MW 110 GHz gyrotron is being commissioned as the seventh gyrotron. A new 117.5 GHz 1.5 MW depressed collector gyrotron has been designed, and the first article will be the eighth gyrotron. Two more are planned, increasing the system to ten total gyrotrons, and the existing 1 MW gyrotrons will subsequently be replaced with 1.5 MW gyrotrons. Communications and Power Industries completed the design of the 117.5 GHz gyrotron, and are now fabricating the first article. The design was optimized for a nominal 1.5 MW at a beam voltage of 105 kV, collector potential depression of 30 kV, and beam current of 50 A, but can achieve 1.8 MW at 60 A. The design of the collector permits modulation above 100 Hz by either the body or the cathode power supply, or both, while modulation below 100 Hz must use only the cathode power supply. General Atomics is developing solid-state power supplies for this upgrade: a solid-state modulator for the cathode power supply and a linear high voltage amplifier for the body power supply. The solid-state modulator has series-connected insulated-gate bipolar transistors that are switched at a fixed frequency by a pulse-width modulation regulator to control the output voltage. The design of the linear high voltage amplifier has series-connected transistors to control the output voltage, which was successfully demonstrated in a proof-of-principle test at 2 kV. The

  4. Gyrotron and power supply development for upgrading the electron cyclotron heating system on DIII-D

    Tooker, Joseph F., E-mail: tooker@fusion.gat.com [General Atomics, PO Box 85608, San Diego, CA 92186-5608 (United States); Huynh, Paul [General Atomics, PO Box 85608, San Diego, CA 92186-5608 (United States); Felch, Kevin; Blank, Monica; Borchardt, Philipp; Cauffman, Steve [Communications and Power Industries, 811 Hanson Way, Palo Alto, CA 94304 (United States)

    2013-10-15

    Highlights: ► Vendor completed design of 1.5 MW, 117.5 GHz gyrotron for DIII-D. ► Fabrication of gyrotron by vendor underway. ► Finalizing design of solid-state high voltage modulator for cathode power supply. ► Fabrication of solid-state high voltage modulator has begun. ► Finalizing design of high voltage linear amplifier for gyrotron body power supply. -- Abstract: An upgrade of the electron cyclotron heating system on DIII-D to almost 15 MW is being planned which will expand it from a system with six 1 MW 110 GHz gyrotrons to one with ten gyrotrons. A depressed collector 1.2 MW 110 GHz gyrotron is being commissioned as the seventh gyrotron. A new 117.5 GHz 1.5 MW depressed collector gyrotron has been designed, and the first article will be the eighth gyrotron. Two more are planned, increasing the system to ten total gyrotrons, and the existing 1 MW gyrotrons will subsequently be replaced with 1.5 MW gyrotrons. Communications and Power Industries completed the design of the 117.5 GHz gyrotron, and are now fabricating the first article. The design was optimized for a nominal 1.5 MW at a beam voltage of 105 kV, collector potential depression of 30 kV, and beam current of 50 A, but can achieve 1.8 MW at 60 A. The design of the collector permits modulation above 100 Hz by either the body or the cathode power supply, or both, while modulation below 100 Hz must use only the cathode power supply. General Atomics is developing solid-state power supplies for this upgrade: a solid-state modulator for the cathode power supply and a linear high voltage amplifier for the body power supply. The solid-state modulator has series-connected insulated-gate bipolar transistors that are switched at a fixed frequency by a pulse-width modulation regulator to control the output voltage. The design of the linear high voltage amplifier has series-connected transistors to control the output voltage, which was successfully demonstrated in a proof-of-principle test at 2 kV. The

  5. Infrared monitoring of 110 GHz gyrotron windows at DIII-D

    The combination of low millimeter wave losses and excellent thermal conductivity with good mechanical properties make artificial chemical vapor deposition (CVD) diamonds a compelling choice for 1 MW 110 GHz gyrotron windows. Five gyrotrons are currently operating at the DIII-D tokamak. Three Gycom gyrotrons have boron nitride (BN) ceramic windows. Due to temperature increases of the windows up to about 930 deg. C, the pulse duration of these tubes is limited to 2 s for output power near 800 kW. Two Communications and Power Industries (CPI) gyrotrons with diamond windows are also installed and operating. The diamond disks of these windows and the construction of their water-cooling assemblies are different. This paper reviews the infrared (IR) measurements of both types of gyrotron windows, with emphasis on the two diamond designs. (authors)

  6. Perspective gyrotron with mode converter for co- and counter-rotation operating modes

    A gyrotron oscillator operating efficiently at modes of both rotations was developed and tested. The gyrotron operation can be switched between two modes: co- and counter rotating ones with respect to electron rotation in a resonance magnetic field. A synthesized mode converter provides output of both waves in the form of two different paraxial wave beams corresponding to direction of the mode rotation. Measured gyrotron power (up to 2 MW), interaction efficiency (34%), and diffraction losses in the mode converter (≈2%) agree well with the design values. The proposed gyrotron scheme alloys principal enhancement in the device parameters—possibility of electronic switching of output wave beam direction and possibility to arrange an effective scheme to provide frequency/phase locking of a gyrotron-oscillator

  7. Perspective gyrotron with mode converter for co- and counter-rotation operating modes

    Chirkov, A. V.; Denisov, G. G.; Kuftin, A. N.

    2015-06-01

    A gyrotron oscillator operating efficiently at modes of both rotations was developed and tested. The gyrotron operation can be switched between two modes: co- and counter rotating ones with respect to electron rotation in a resonance magnetic field. A synthesized mode converter provides output of both waves in the form of two different paraxial wave beams corresponding to direction of the mode rotation. Measured gyrotron power (up to 2 MW), interaction efficiency (34%), and diffraction losses in the mode converter (≈2%) agree well with the design values. The proposed gyrotron scheme alloys principal enhancement in the device parameters—possibility of electronic switching of output wave beam direction and possibility to arrange an effective scheme to provide frequency/phase locking of a gyrotron-oscillator.

  8. Performance of 170 GHz high-power gyrotron for CW operation

    A quasi-steady-state oscillation of 100 s with 0.5 MW power level was demonstrated on a 170 GHz ITER gyrotron. The temperature of major components of the gyrotron reached the steady state, which gives a prospect for a 1 MW-CW, 170 GHz ITER gyrotron. For a further pulse extension and power increase, the gyrotron and its control system have been modified; i.e. a built-in radiator has been optimized for improvement of an efficiency of gyrotron output power and reduction of stray radiation, and pre-program controls of a cathode heater power, magnetic field at the cavity and voltage between anode and cathode, have been employed for stabilization of the beam current and the output power. (author)

  9. Research on a 170 GHz, 2 MW coaxial cavity gyrotron with inner-outer corrugation

    Hou, Shenyong, E-mail: houshenyong@sohu.com [Yangtze Normal University, Chongqing, 408001 (China); Yu, Sheng; Li, Hongfu [University of Electronics Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054 (China)

    2015-03-15

    In this paper, a coaxial cavity gyrotron with inner-outer corrugation is researched. The electron kineto-equations and the first order transmission line equations of the gyrotron are derived from Lorentz force equation and the transmission line theory, respectively. And then, a 2 MW, 170 GHz coaxial cavity gyrotron with inner-outer corrugation is designed. By means of numerical calculation, the beam-wave interaction of the coaxial cavity gyrotron with inner-outer corrugation is investigated. Results show that the efficient and the outpower of the gyrotron are 42.3% and 2.38 MW, respectively.

  10. Architecture of central control system for the 10 MW ECRH - plant at W7-X

    Electron Cyclotron Resonance Heating (ECRH) is the main heating method for the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator (W7-X). The mission of W7-X is to demonstrate the inherent steady state capability of stellarators at reactor relevant plasma parameters. A modular 10 MW ECRH plant at 140 GHz with 1 MW CW-capability power for each module is presently under construction at IPP-Greifswald as well as the W7-X, to meet the scientific objectives. The commissioning of the ECRH plant is well under way; three gyrotrons are operational at IPP in Greifswald. The strict modular design allows to operate each gyrotron separately and independent from all others. The ECRH plant consists not only of gyrotrons and high voltage power supplies, but also of many other devices such as superconductive magnets, collector sweep coils, gyrotron cooling systems with many water circuits and last but not least the quasi-optical transmission line for microwaves with remote controlled mirrors and further water cooled circuits. All these devices are essential for long pulse operation. A steady state ECRH has specific requirements on the stellarator machine itself, on the microwave sources, transmission elements and in particular on the central control system. The quasi steady state operation (up to 30 min) asks for real time microwave power adjustment during the different segments of one stellarator long pulse. Therefore the ECRH plant must operate with a maximum reliability and availability. A capable central control system is an important condition to achieve this goal. The central control system for the 10 MW ECRH - plant at W7-X comprises three main parts. In detail these are the voltage and current regulation of each gyrotron, the interlock system to prevent the gyrotrons from damages and the remote control system based on a hierarchy set of PLC's and computers. The architecture of this central control system is presented. (author)

  11. High power 303 GHz gyrotron for CTS in LHD

    Yamaguchi, Y.; Kasa, J.; Saito, T.; Tatematsu, Y.; Kotera, M.; Kubo, S.; Shimozuma, T.; Tanaka, K.; Nishiura, M.

    2015-10-01

    A high-power pulsed gyrotron is under development for 300 GHz-band collective Thomson scattering (CTS) diagnostics in the Large Helical Device (LHD). High-density plasmas in the LHD require a probe wave with power exceeding 100 kW in the sub-terahertz region to obtain sufficient signal intensity and large scattering angles. At the same time, the frequency bandwidth should be less than several tens of megahertz to protect the CTS receiver using a notch filter against stray radiations. Moreover, duty cycles of ~ 10% are desired for the time domain analysis of the CTS spectrum. At present, a 77 GHz gyrotron for electron cyclotron heating is used as a CTS wave source in the LHD. However, the use of such a low-frequency wave suffers from refraction, cutoff and absorption at the electron cyclotron resonance layer. Additionally, the signal detection is severely affected by background noise from electron cyclotron emission. To resolve those problems, high-power gyrotrons in the 300 GHz range have been developed. In this frequency range, avoiding mode competition is critical to realizing high-power and stable oscillation. A moderately over-moded cavity was investigated to isolate a desired mode from neighbouring modes. After successful tests with a prototype tube, the practical one was constructed with a cavity for TE22,2 operation mode, a triode electron gun forming intense laminar electron beams, and an internal mode convertor. We have experimentally confirmed single mode oscillation of the TE22,2 mode at the frequency of 303.3 GHz. The spectrum peak is sufficiently narrow. The output power of 290 kW has been obtained at the moment.

  12. High power 303 GHz gyrotron for CTS in LHD

    A high-power pulsed gyrotron is under development for 300 GHz-band collective Thomson scattering (CTS) diagnostics in the Large Helical Device (LHD). High-density plasmas in the LHD require a probe wave with power exceeding 100 kW in the sub-terahertz region to obtain sufficient signal intensity and large scattering angles. At the same time, the frequency bandwidth should be less than several tens of megahertz to protect the CTS receiver using a notch filter against stray radiations. Moreover, duty cycles of ∼ 10% are desired for the time domain analysis of the CTS spectrum. At present, a 77 GHz gyrotron for electron cyclotron heating is used as a CTS wave source in the LHD. However, the use of such a low-frequency wave suffers from refraction, cutoff and absorption at the electron cyclotron resonance layer. Additionally, the signal detection is severely affected by background noise from electron cyclotron emission. To resolve those problems, high-power gyrotrons in the 300 GHz range have been developed. In this frequency range, avoiding mode competition is critical to realizing high-power and stable oscillation. A moderately over-moded cavity was investigated to isolate a desired mode from neighbouring modes. After successful tests with a prototype tube, the practical one was constructed with a cavity for TE22,2 operation mode, a triode electron gun forming intense laminar electron beams, and an internal mode convertor. We have experimentally confirmed single mode oscillation of the TE22,2 mode at the frequency of 303.3 GHz. The spectrum peak is sufficiently narrow. The output power of 290 kW has been obtained at the moment

  13. Fault-Protected Laser Diode Drivers for Improving the Performance and Lifetime of Multiple-Millisecond, Long-Pulse LDAs for NASA LIDAR Systems Project

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This SBIR project will develop and deliver revolutionary driver technology with intelligent fault protection for driving long-pulse (> 2msec), quasi-CW laser...

  14. The Development of 460 GHz gyrotrons for 700 MHz DNP-NMR spectroscopy

    Idehara, T.; Tatematsu, Y.; Yamaguchi, Y.; Khutoryan, E. M.; Kuleshov, A. N.; Ueda, K.; Matsuki, Y.; Fujiwara, T.

    2015-07-01

    Two demountable gyrotrons with internal mode converters were developded as sub-THz radiation sources for 700 MHz DNP (Dynamic Nuclear Polarization) enhanced NMR spectroscopy. Experimental study on the DNP-NMR spectroscopy will be carried out in Osaka University, Institute for Protein Research, as a collaboration with FIR UF. Both gyrotrons operate near 460 GHz and the output CW power measured at the end of transmission system made by circular waveguides is typically 20 to 30 watts. One of them named Gyrotron FU CW GVI (we are using "Gyrotron FU CW GO-1" as an official name in Osaka University) is designed to have a special function of high speed frequency modulation δ f within 100 MHz band. This will expand excitable band width of ESR and increase the number of electron spins contributing to DNP. The other gyrotron, Gyrotron FU CW GVIA ("Gyrotron FU CW GO-II") has a function of frequency tunability Δ f in the range of wider than 1.5 GHz, which is achieved in steady state by changing magnetic field intensity. This function should be used for adjusting the output frequency at the optimal value to achieve the highest enhancement factor of DNP.

  15. Thermal Stress Analysis of 1 MW Gyrotron Collector

    At the DIII-D tokamak, up to 6 gyrotrons supply ECH power to the plasma. Each gyrotron injects 800 kW for 5 s at the tokamak during normal operation and are designed to generate 1 MW for 10 s pulse lengths. A power of ∼ 2000 kW is absorbed by the collector of each gyrotron from the electron beam. The gyrotrons are manufactured by Communications and Power Industries (CPI). The collectors are 0.6 m diameter cylinders, 60 cm in height. The collector walls are 20.7 mm thick and have 196 coolant holes of 5.3 mm diameter. Each pair of adjacent coolant holes is connected in series to provide 98 cooling paths. The collector material is oxygen free high conductivity copper (OFHC) and the collectors are cooled by water at a design flow rate of 300 gpm. In order to reduce the peak thermal load on the collector walls, the beam is swept over the collector wall at 4 Hz and an amplitude of about 15 cm using an external coil. Sweeping reduces the effective peak heat flux from 1400 W/cm2 to 600 W/cm2. During 2004 and 2005, some of the collectors failed due to stress cracks. In order to investigate reasons for these failures, a nonlinear elastic plastic thermal stress analysis of the collector was undertaken. The thermal stress analysis results indicated that the effective strain for OFHC material under the operating conditions limited the cycle life of the collector due to fatigue, resulting in failures. The desired service life of more than 105 thermal cycles can be obtained by 1) operational changes, such as: increasing the frequency and amplitude of sweeping to reduce the average heat flux, 2) design changes, such as: increasing the height and/or diameter of collector, enhancing the heat transfer coefficient by roughening the coolant channel walls or 3) changing the material of the collector to dispersion strengthened copper such as Glidcop. The analysis and conclusions will be presented. (author)

  16. Influence of construction concepts on training behavior of gyrotron magnets

    A series of 60 NbTi gyrotron magnets intended mainly for high frequency plasma heating complexes at Tokamak T-10 and Tokamak T-15, and prototypes and later improved versions for the same applications within ITER project, were developed and tested. A variety of constructional and technological concepts was applied. As a result of empirical experience in parallel with the application of established theoretical models to the magnet development, a remarkable improvement in winding mechanical stability was reached. The differences in magnet winding construction are related to operational as well as training and quench behaviour. (Author)

  17. Temperature and thermal stress fields during the pulse train of long-pulse laser irradiating aluminium alloy plate

    Zhang, Wei; Jin, Guangyong; Gu, Xiu-ying

    2014-12-01

    Based on Von Mises yield criterion and elasto-plastic constitutive equations, an axisymmetric finite element model of a Gaussian laser beam irradiating a metal substrate was established. In the model of finite element, the finite difference hybrid algorithm is used to solve the problem of transient temperature field and stress field. Taking nonlinear thermal and mechanical properties into account, transient distributions of temperature field and stress fields generated by the pulse train of long-pulse laser in a piece of aluminium alloy plate were computed by the model. Moreover,distributions as well as histories of temperature and stress fields were obtained. Finite element analysis software COMSOL is used to simulate the Temperature and thermal stress fields during the pulse train of long-pulse laser irradiating 7A04 aluminium alloy plate. By the analysis of the results, it is found that Mises equivalent stress on the target surface distribute within the scope of the center of a certain radius. However, the stress is becoming smaller where far away from the center. Futhermore, the Mises equivalent stress almost does not effect on stress damage while the Mises equivalent stress is far less than the yield strength of aluminum alloy targets. Because of the good thermal conductivity of 7A04 aluminum alloy, thermal diffusion is extremely quick after laser irradiate. As a result, for the multi-pulsed laser, 7A04 aluminum alloy will not produce obvious temperature accumulation when the laser frequency is less than or equal to 10 Hz. The result of this paper provides theoretical foundation not only for research of theories of 7A04 aluminium alloy and its numerical simulation under laser radiation but also for long-pulse laser technology and widening its application scope.

  18. Application of HDF5 in long-pulse quasi-steady state data acquisition at high sampling rate

    Highlights: • The new data-acquisition system supports long-pulse EAST data acquisition. • The new data-acquisition system is capable for most of the high frequency signals of EAST experiments. • The system's total throughput is about 500 MB/s. • The system uses HDF5 to store data. - Abstract: A new high sampling rate quasi-steady state data-acquisition system has been designed for the microwave reflectometry diagnostic of EAST experiments. In order to meet the requirements of long-pulse discharge and high sampling rate, it is designed based on PXI Express technology. A high-performance digitizer National Instruments PXIe-5122 with two synchronous analog input channels in which the maximum sampling rate is 100 MHz has been adopted. Two PXIe-5122 boards at 60 MSPS and one PXIe-6368 board at 2 MSPS are used in the system and the total throughput is about 500 MB/s. To guarantee the large amounts of data being saved continuously in the long-pulse discharge, an external hard-disk data stream enclosure NI HDD-8265 in which the capacity of sustained speed of reading and writing is 700 MB/s. And in RAID-5 mode its storage capacity is 80% of the total. The obtained raw data firstly stream continuously into NI HDD-8265 during the discharge. Then it will be transferred to the data server automatically and converted into HDF5 file format. HDF5 is an open source file format for data storage and management which has been widely used in various fields, and suitable for long term case. The details of the system are described in the paper

  19. Counter-facing plasma focus system as a repetitive and/or long-pulse high energy density plasma source

    Aoyama, Yutaka; Nakajima, Mitsuo; Horioka, Kazuhiko

    2009-11-01

    A plasma focus system composed of a pair of counter-facing coaxial plasma guns is proposed as a long-pulse and/or repetitive high energy density plasma source. A proof-of-concept experiment demonstrated that with an assist of breakdown and outer electrode connections, current sheets evolved into a configuration for stable plasma confinement at the center of the electrodes. The current sheets could successively compress and confine the high energy density plasma every half period of the discharge current, enabling highly repetitive light emissions in extreme ultraviolet region with time durations in at least ten microseconds.

  20. Recession velocity of ablated surface for LY-12 aluminum targets irradiated by a long-pulse laser beam

    A method used to measure the burnthrough time of LY-12 aluminum targets irradiated by a 1.06 μm free-oscillation long-pulse laser beam is described. Measurement techniques for ablated target parameters Δm and h with electronic balance, metallograph and collector are also presented. The recession velocity and ablation velocity of targets have been experimentally obtained. For laser power I = 105 ∼ 107 W/cm2, the recession velocity ranges from 0.5 m/s to 3.8 m/s, and the ablation velocity between 1 g/s and 8 g/s

  1. Development of long-pulse, high-flatness pulse power supply for an S-band klystron

    FELI(Free Electron Laser Research Institute, Inc.) is constructing a free electron laser facility covering from 20 μm (infra-red region) to 0.35 μm (ultra-violet region), using an S-band linac. This linac uses two S-band klystrons capable of supplying long and flat microwave pulse in order to get the high stable and high quality FELs. In this paper, a long-pulse(24μs), high-flatness(0.08%) klystron pulse power supply developed by FELI and Nissin Electric Co. is described. (author)

  2. Progress in long-pulse production of powerful negative ion beams for JT-60SA and ITER

    Kojima, A.; Umeda, N.; Hanada, M.; Yoshida, M.; Kashiwagi, M.; Tobari, H.; Watanabe, K.; Akino, N.; Komata, M.; Mogaki, K.; Sasaki, S.; Seki, N.; Nemoto, S.; Shimizu, T.; Endo, Y.; Ohasa, K.; Dairaku, M.; Yamanaka, H.; Grisham, L. R.

    2015-06-01

    Significant progress in the extension of pulse durations of powerful negative ion beams has been made to realize the neutral beam injectors for JT-60SA and ITER. In order to overcome common issues of the long-pulse production/acceleration of negative ion beams in JT-60SA and ITER, new technologies have been developed in the JT-60SA ion source and the MeV accelerator in Japan Atomic Energy Agency. As for the long-pulse production of high-current negative ions for the JT-60SA ion source, the pulse durations have been successfully increased from 30 s at 13 A on JT-60U to 100 s at 15 A by modifying the JT-60SA ion source, which satisfies the required pulse duration of 100 s and 70% of the rated beam current for JT-60SA. This progress was based on the R&D efforts for the temperature control of the plasma grid and uniform negative ion productions with the modified tent-shaped filter field configuration. Moreover, each parameter of the required beam energy, current and pulse has been achieved individually by these R&D efforts. The developed techniques are useful to design the ITER ion source because the sustainment of the caesium coverage in the large extraction area is one of the common issues between JT-60SA and ITER. As for the long-pulse acceleration of high power density beams in the MeV accelerator for ITER, the pulse duration of MeV-class negative ion beams has been extended by more than 2 orders of magnitude by modifying the extraction grid with a high cooling capability and a high transmission of negative ions. A long-pulse acceleration of 60 s has been achieved at 70 MW m-2 (683 keV, 100 A m-2) which has reached the power density of JT-60SA level of 65 MW m-2. No degradations of the voltage holding capability of the acceleration voltage and the beam optics due to the distortion of the acceleration grids have been observed in this power density level. These results are the longest pulse durations of high-current and high-power-density negative ion beams in the

  3. Treatment of venous lesions of the lips and perioral area with a long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser.

    John, H E; Phen, H S; Mahaffey, P J

    2016-05-01

    The conventional treatments for venous lesions of the lip have been excision, cryotherapy, infrared coagulation, and sclerotherapy. We report the use of a long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser in 31 consecutive patients. At a mean follow up of 12 months (6 weeks to 3 years), 27 (87%) had no evidence of recurrence and one had a small contracted scar. The treatment is effective for both small and large lesions, and operation or other ablative techniques are no longer indicated, or considerably less relevant. PMID:26233280

  4. Development of ITER CODAC compatible gyrotron local control system and its operation

    JAEA has developed a prototype of the gyrotron local control system required in the ITER ECH and CD system. This system is compatible with the ITER plant control design handbook. The code is based on the ITER CODAC Core System and implements functions of the state transition management and monitoring in the gyrotron operating system and the power supply control and data acquisition. We have succeeded in the demonstration test of high power operation of an ITER 170 GHz gyrotron using the present system and the ITER compatible setup and protocol. (J.P.N.)

  5. A 2 MW, 170 GHz coaxial cavity gyrotron - experimental verification of the design of main components

    A 2 MW, CW, 170 GHz coaxial cavity gyrotron is under development in cooperation between European Research Institutions (FZK Karlsruhe, CRPP Lausanne, HUT Helsinki) and the European tube industry (TED, Velizy, France). The design of critical components has recently been examined experimentally at FZK Karlsruhe with a short pulse (∼ few ms) coaxial cavity gyrotron. This gyrotron uses the same cavity and the same quasioptical (q.o.) RF-output system as designed for the industrial prototype and a very similar electron gun

  6. Stabilization of Gyrotron Frequency by PID Feedback Control on the Acceleration Voltage

    Khutoryan, E. M.; Idehara, T.; Kuleshov, A. N.; Tatematsu, Y.; Yamaguchi, Y.; Matsuki, Y.; Fujiwara, T.

    2015-12-01

    The results of frequency stabilization by proportional-integral-derivative (PID) feedback control of acceleration voltage in the 460-GHz Gyrotron FU CW GVI (the official name in Osaka University is Gyrotron FU CW GOI) are presented. The experiment was organized on the basis of the frequency modulation by modulation of acceleration voltage of beam electrons. The frequency stabilization during 10 h experiment was better than 10-6, which is compared with the results of the frequency deviation in free-running gyrotron operation.

  7. New results and applications for the quasioptical gyrotron

    Fliflet, A.W.; Fischer, R.P.; Manheimer, W.M. (Plasma Physics Division, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. 20375-5320 (United States))

    1993-07-01

    The quasioptical gyrotron (QOG), which features an open resonator formed by a pair of spherical mirrors instead of the conventional gyrotron waveguide cavity, has been under development at the U. S. Naval Research Laboratory as a tunable high power millimeter-wave source for tokamak plasma heating, advanced radars, and power beaming. Results have recently been obtained for a quasioptical gyroklystron (QOGK) realized by the addition of an open-mirror prebunching resonator driven by an 85 GHz, 1.5 kW extended interaction oscillator. Efficiency enhancement by mode priming has been investigated, and efficiencies up to 19% have been obtained by increasing the frequency detuning of the operating mode. An overall efficiency of 30% was obtained by the addition of a simple depressed collector. Phase-locked operation was demonstrated at a power of 57 kW and efficiency of 16%. The high circulating power in the QOG resonator is currently being considered for use as an electromagnetic wiggler for compact infrared free-electron lasers. The QOG is also promising as a source for an active sensor of upper atmosphere trace impurities.

  8. Application of Fusion Gyrotrons to Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS)

    Woskov, P.; Einstein, H.; Oglesby, K.

    2013-10-01

    The potential size of geothermal energy resources is second only to fusion energy. Advances are needed in drilling technology and heat reservoir formation to realize this potential. Millimeter-wave (MMW) gyrotrons and related technologies developed for fusion energy research could contribute to enabling EGS. Directed MMW energy can be used to advance rock penetration capabilities, borehole casing, and fracking. MMWs are ideally suited because they can penetrate through small particulate extraction plumes, can be efficiently guided long distances in borehole dimensions, and continuous megawatt sources are commercially available. Laboratory experiments with a 10 kW, 28 GHz CPI gyrotron have shown that granite rock can be fractured and melted with power intensities of about 1 kW/cm2 and minute exposure times. Observed melted rock MMW emissivity and estimated thermodynamics suggest that penetrating hot, hard crystalline rock formations may be economic with fusion research developed MMW sources. Supported by USDOE, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and Impact Technologies, LLC.

  9. Study on lower hybrid current drive efficiency at high density towards long-pulse regimes in Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak

    Significant progress on both L- and H-mode long-pulse discharges has been made recently in Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) with lower hybrid current drive (LHCD) [J. Li et al., Nature Phys. 9, 817 (2013) And B. N. Wan et al., Nucl. Fusion 53, 104006 (2013).]. In this paper, LHCD experiments at high density in L-mode plasmas have been investigated in order to explore possible methods of improving current drive (CD) efficiency, thus to extend the operational space in long-pulse and high performance plasma regime. It is observed that the normalized bremsstrahlung emission falls much more steeply than 1/ne-av (line-averaged density) above ne-av = 2.2 × 1019 m−3 indicating anomalous loss of CD efficiency. A large broadening of the operating line frequency (f = 2.45 GHz), measured by a radio frequency (RF) probe located outside the EAST vacuum vessel, is generally observed during high density cases, which is found to be one of the physical mechanisms resulting in the unfavorable CD efficiency. Collisional absorption of lower hybrid wave in the scrape off layer (SOL) may be another cause, but this assertion needs more experimental evidence and numerical analysis. It is found that plasmas with strong lithiation can improve CD efficiency largely, which should be benefited from the changes of edge parameters. In addition, several possible methods are proposed to recover good efficiency in future experiments for EAST

  10. Development of a 33 kV, 20 A long pulse converter modulator for high average power klystron

    Research, design, and development of high average power, long pulse modulators for the proposed Indian Spallation Neutron Source are underway at Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology. With this objective, a prototype of long pulse modulator capable of delivering 33 kV, 20 A at 5 Hz repetition rate has been designed and developed. Three Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBT) based switching modules driving high frequency, high voltage transformers have been used to generate high voltage output. The IGBT based switching modules are shifted in phase by 120° with respect to each other. The switching frequency is 25 kHz. Pulses of 1.6 ms pulse width, 80 μs rise time, and 70 μs fall time have been achieved at the modulator output. A droop of ±0.6% is achieved using a simple segmented digital droop correction technique. The total fault energy transferred to the load during fault has been measured by conducting wire burn tests and is found to be within 3.5 J

  11. Fast data acquisition system based on digital oscilloscopes for fluctuation measurements in a long pulse JT-60U tokamak plasma

    We have developed a new data acquisition (DAQ) system with fast sampling rate for fluctuation measurements in a long pulse JT-60U tokamak plasma. This system is based on a powerful digital oscilloscope, which has a large acquisition memory up to 50 Mwords/ch, 1 MHz sampling rate and 16 bits high resolution AD convertors. The system is composed of plural digital oscilloscopes and mass storages. On this system, most of data acquisition processes are executed at each digital oscilloscope. This feature of the system leads to an advantage that the processing loads are distributed among the digital oscilloscopes. This system has been successfully employed for measurements of various fluctuations obtained through magnetic probes, beam emission spectroscopy and so on. The size of the acquired data using this system has reached up to 10 GB/shot so far. It has demonstrated that this system is very powerful for data acquisition of multi-channeled signals with high time resolution in a long pulse plasma

  12. Development of a 33 kV, 20 A long pulse converter modulator for high average power klystron.

    Reghu, T; Mandloi, V; Shrivastava, Purushottam

    2014-05-01

    Research, design, and development of high average power, long pulse modulators for the proposed Indian Spallation Neutron Source are underway at Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology. With this objective, a prototype of long pulse modulator capable of delivering 33 kV, 20 A at 5 Hz repetition rate has been designed and developed. Three Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBT) based switching modules driving high frequency, high voltage transformers have been used to generate high voltage output. The IGBT based switching modules are shifted in phase by 120° with respect to each other. The switching frequency is 25 kHz. Pulses of 1.6 ms pulse width, 80 μs rise time, and 70 μs fall time have been achieved at the modulator output. A droop of ±0.6% is achieved using a simple segmented digital droop correction technique. The total fault energy transferred to the load during fault has been measured by conducting wire burn tests and is found to be within 3.5 J. PMID:24880410

  13. Development of a 33 kV, 20 A long pulse converter modulator for high average power klystron

    Reghu, T.; Mandloi, V.; Shrivastava, Purushottam [Pulsed High Power Microwave Section, Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore 452013, M.P. (India)

    2014-05-15

    Research, design, and development of high average power, long pulse modulators for the proposed Indian Spallation Neutron Source are underway at Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology. With this objective, a prototype of long pulse modulator capable of delivering 33 kV, 20 A at 5 Hz repetition rate has been designed and developed. Three Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBT) based switching modules driving high frequency, high voltage transformers have been used to generate high voltage output. The IGBT based switching modules are shifted in phase by 120° with respect to each other. The switching frequency is 25 kHz. Pulses of 1.6 ms pulse width, 80 μs rise time, and 70 μs fall time have been achieved at the modulator output. A droop of ±0.6% is achieved using a simple segmented digital droop correction technique. The total fault energy transferred to the load during fault has been measured by conducting wire burn tests and is found to be within 3.5 J.

  14. Development of a 33 kV, 20 A long pulse converter modulator for high average power klystron

    Reghu, T.; Mandloi, V.; Shrivastava, Purushottam

    2014-05-01

    Research, design, and development of high average power, long pulse modulators for the proposed Indian Spallation Neutron Source are underway at Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology. With this objective, a prototype of long pulse modulator capable of delivering 33 kV, 20 A at 5 Hz repetition rate has been designed and developed. Three Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBT) based switching modules driving high frequency, high voltage transformers have been used to generate high voltage output. The IGBT based switching modules are shifted in phase by 120° with respect to each other. The switching frequency is 25 kHz. Pulses of 1.6 ms pulse width, 80 μs rise time, and 70 μs fall time have been achieved at the modulator output. A droop of ±0.6% is achieved using a simple segmented digital droop correction technique. The total fault energy transferred to the load during fault has been measured by conducting wire burn tests and is found to be within 3.5 J.

  15. State-of-the-art of high power gyro-devices and free electron masers update 2002

    Gyrotron oscillators (gyromonotrons) are mainly used as high power millimeter wave sources for electron cyclotron resonance heating (ECRH), electron cyclotron current drive (ECCD), stability control and diagnostics of magnetically confined plasmas for generation of energy by controlled thermonuclear fusion. The maximum pulse length of commercially available 1 MW gyrotrons employing synthetic diamond output windows is 5 s at 110 GHz (CPI and JAERI-TOSHIBA), 12 s at 140 GHz (FZK-CRPP-CEA-TED) and 9 s at 170 GHz (JAERI-TOSHIBA), with efficiencies slightly above 30%. Total efficiencies of 45-50% have been obtained using single-stage depressed collectors (for energy recovery). The energy world record of 160 MJ (0.89 MW at 180 s pulse length and 140 GHz) at power levels higher than 0.8 MW has been achieved by the European FZK-CRPP-CEA-TED collaboration at FZK where the pulse length restriction to 180 s is due to the HV power supply at Ibeam ∼ 40 A. At lower beam current (Ibeam = 26 A) it was even possible to obtain 506 MJ (0.54 MW for 937 s). The longest shot lasted for 1300 s at 0.26 MW output power. These very long pulses were limited by a pressure increase in the tube. A maximum output power of 1.2 MW in 4.1 s pulses was generated with the JAERI-TOSHIBA 110 GHz gyrotron. The Russian and the Japan 170 GHz ITER gyrotrons achieved 0.5 MW at 80 s pulse duration and 0.3 MW at 60 s, respectively. Diagnostic gyrotrons deliver Pout = 40 kW with τ = 40 μs at frequencies up to 650 GHz (η ≥ 4%). Gyrotron oscillators have also been successfully used in materials processing. Such technological applications require gyrotrons with the following parameters: f ≥ 24 GHz, Pout = 10-50 kW, CW, η ≥ 30%. This paper gives an update of the experimental achievements related to the development of high power gyrotron oscillators for long pulse or CW operation and pulsed gyrotrons for plasma diagnostics. In addition, this work gives a short overview of the present development status

  16. Numerical study on a 0.4 THz second harmonic gyrotron with high power

    Terahertz and sub-terahertz science and technology are promising topics today. However, it is difficult to obtain high power source of terahertz wave. In this paper, the mode competition and beam-wave interaction in a gradually tapered cavity are studied to achieve high efficiency of a 0.4THz second harmonic gyrotron in practice. In order to attain high power and stable radiation, the TE32,5 mode is selected as the operating mode of the desired gyrotron to realize single mode oscillation. The issues of studying on the high-order mode gyrotrons are solved effectively by transforming the generalized telegraphist's equations. The efficiency and output power of the gyrotron under different conditions have been calculated by the code, which is based on the transformed equations. Consequently, the results show that single mode second harmonic radiation with power of over 150 kW at frequency of 0.4 THz could be achieved

  17. Frequency Locking and Stabilization Regimes in High-Power Gyrotrons with Low-Q Resonators

    Zotova, I. V.; Ginzburg, N. S.; Denisov, G. G.; Rozental', R. M.; Sergeev, A. S.

    2016-02-01

    Using a nonstationary self-consistent model, we analyze the frequency locking and stabilization regimes arising in gyrotrons with low-Q resonators under the action of an external signal or when reflections from a remote nonresonant load are introduced. In the simulations, we used the parameters of high-power gyrotrons designed for controlled thermonuclear fusion with optimized resonator profile. This approach makes it possible to determine output characteristics of the gyrotrons operated in considered regimes taking into account the effect of the incident wave (external or reflected) on the longitudinal field structure with greater precision compared with the earlier results based on the fixed RF-field structure approximation, while qualitative results of the two approaches coincide. Analysis of the effect of reflections from a remote load has demonstrated a substantial dependence of the efficiency of the gyrotron frequency stabilization on the ratio between the characteristic time scale of the synchronism detuning fluctuations and the signal delay time.

  18. On the mode-competition of high power gyrotrons operating in rotationally symmetric modes

    The gyrotron has proven to be a powerful source in the millimeterwaves region. However fusion application calls for more power per tube. Therefore highly overmoded resonators are required, with a vary dense mode spectrum, which leads to mode-competition. The influence of external parameters - such as the electron beam, magnetic field and load - on mode competition has been investigated theoretically and experimentally. It could be shown, that even in a dense mode spectrum single-mode operation of a gyrotron is possible. Due to the optimized startup conditions high-power single-mode oscillation could be achieved in the KfK 150 GHz gyrotron experiment. In the appendices a self-consistent multi-mode theory is developed and the problems in numerically solving the differential equations of the gyrotron are investigated. (orig.)

  19. Performance, diagnostics, controls and plans for the gyrotron system on the DIII-D tokamak

    Ponce D.M.

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The DIII-D ECH complex is being upgraded with three new depressed collector gyrotrons. The performance of the existing system has been very good. As more gyrotrons having higher power are added to the system, diagnostics of gyrotron operation, optimization of the performance and qualification of components for higher power become more important. A new FPGA-based gyrotron control system is being installed, additional capabilities for rapid real time variation of the rf injection angles by the DIII-D Plasma Control System are being tested and infrastructure enhancements are being completed. Longer term plans continue to include ECH as a major component in the DIII-D heating and current drive capabilities.

  20. Gyrotron physics from linear to chaotic regimes: experiment and numerical modeling

    Braunmüller, Falk Hans

    2016-01-01

    Gyrotrons belong to the family of high-power coherent radiation sources known as Electron Cyclotron Masers (ECMs) and are based on the physical mechanism of the ECM-instability, converting electron rotational kinetic energy into coherent electromagnetic radiation. The worldwide gyrotron R&D is mainly driven by the application in heating a magnetically confined fusion plasma, which requires coherent radiation sources with MW power-level in the sub-THz frequency range. In the last two decades,...

  1. Development of frequency step tunable 1 MW gyrotron at 131 to 146.5 GHz

    Samartsev, A.; Gantenbein, G.; Dammertz, G.; Illy, S.; Kern, S.; Leonhardt, W.; Schlaich, A.; Schmid, M.; Thumm, M., E-mail: andrey.samartsev@kit.edu [Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Association EURATOM-KIT, Karlsruhe (Germany)

    2011-07-01

    Effective control of power absorption in tokamaks and stellarators could be achieved by the frequency tuning of ECH and CD power delivered by high-power gyrotrons. In this report some results of the development of a frequency tunable gyrotron with fused-silica Brewster window are presented. Excitation of several modes at 1 MW power level in the range of frequencies from 131 to 146.5 GHz is achieved. (author)

  2. Cold test of cylindrical open resonator for 42 GHz, 200 kW gyrotron

    Vivek Yadav; Sudeep Sharan; Hasina Khatun; Nitin Kumar; M K Alaria; B Jha; S C Deorani; A K Sinha; P K Jain

    2013-12-01

    This paper presents experimental results for cold testing of a gyrotron open resonator. Experiments were carried out to measure resonant frequency and their particular quality factor for TE mode at the frequency 42 GHz. The perturbation technique was used to determine the axial, radial and azimuthal electric field profile for identification of TE031 mode at operating frequency 42 GHz. The good agreement between experimental results and theoretical studies was found. The results verify the design and fabrication of the specific gyrotron cavity.

  3. Towards long pulse high performance discharges in Tore Supra: experimental knowledge and technological developments for heat exhaust

    This document deals with fusion heat exhaust experiments in Tore Supra tokamak. The purpose of the Tore Supra tokamak is to achieve and control long pulse powerful discharges. High input power is required to generate the non inductive current, approximately 25 MW . The conception and realisation of a Plasma Facing Component (PFC) scheme able to deal with this large amount of power is the main issue. A description of the water loop used for power removal and of the calorimetric system to determine the overall heat exhaust balance is provided. The infra-red measurements used during plasma operation are also described, together with several heat exhaust devices. The behaviour of ion cyclotron and lower hybrid wave launchers is addressed. Eventually, some information is provided on technological developments of PFC in Tore Supra. (TEC). 61 refs., 34 figs

  4. Services-oriented architecture for adaptive and intelligent data acquisition and processing systems in long pulse fusion experiments

    Advanced software tools for implementing nodes in distributed data acquisition systems (DDAQ) are essential for implementing long duration experiments. Nodes need local processing capabilities for implementing 'on line' and 'real time' analysis. Data reduction techniques and pattern recognitions solutions can be implemented in ITMS (Intelligent Test and Measurement System). User's processing algorithms are implemented in a high level graphical language (LabVIEW). DAQ must be integrated in complex network using SOA solutions. JINI provides this mechanism and simplifies use, setup, supervision and software update. Advanced timing and synchronization are essential tools in the next generation of advanced DAQs and SCXML is a 'powerful' tool for implementing Intelligent DAQ systems for long pulse fusion experiments

  5. Investigation into the electromagnetic impulses from long-pulse laser illuminating solid targets inside a laser facility

    Yi, Tao; Yang, Jinwen; Yang, Ming; Wang, Chuanke; Yang, Weiming; Li, Tingshuai; Liu, Shenye; Jiang, Shaoen; Ding, Yongkun; Xiao, Shaoqiu

    2016-06-01

    Emission of the electromagnetic pulses (EMP) due to laser-target interaction in laser facility had been evaluated using a cone antenna in this work. The microwave in frequencies ranging from several hundreds of MHz to 2 GHz was recorded when long-pulse lasers with several thousands of joules illuminated the solid targets, meanwhile the voltage signals from 1 V to 4 V were captured as functions of laser energy and backlight laser, where the corresponding electric field strengths were obtained by simulating the cone antenna in combination with conducting a mathematical process (Tiknohov Regularization with L curve). All the typical coupled voltage oscillations displayed multiple peaks and had duration of up to 80 ns before decaying into noise and mechanisms of the EMP generation was schematically interpreted in basis of the practical measuring environments. The resultant data were expected to offer basic know-how to achieve inertial confinement fusion.

  6. Gyrotron development at the Instituto de Pesquisas Espaciais

    The conceptual design of a 35GHz gyrotron operating in the TE021 mode, intended for plasma heating experiments, is presented. The electrooptical system is synthesized from the electron beam parameters in the cavity region and the electrodynamical system includes a conventional resonator consisting of truncated cones. The starting and operating characteristics are calculated by integrating the exact equation of electron motion under the action of an RF fiel with fixed spatial distribution. For the moment, the experimental activities, in addition to providing all the infrastructure for the laboratory, are concentrated on the construction of a system of magnetic coils, able to generated a 15kG magnetic induction with a fluctuation of 0.1% over an extension of 13cm, on the manufacture of cavities by using electroforming techniques and on the development of techniques for the construction of electron guns. (author)

  7. Design of Cathode Heater Assembly for High Power Gyrotron

    Bhattacharya, Ranajoy; Khatun, Hasina; Singh, Narendra Kr.; Singh, Udaybir; Sinha, A. K.

    2013-04-01

    A 3D model of dispenser cathode with toroid shape heater assembly is simulated using simulation software, ANSYS Multi-physics. The reported design study of cathode heater assembly of 1 MW 120 GHz gyrotron helps to optimize the input heater power with respect to cathode surface temperature. The simulation study shows that the input power depends strongly on the heater dimension as well as material properties including the potting material. The optimum input power helps to achieve desired current density (10 A/cm2) and cathode surface temperature (1000 °C). Further, the thermal and structural analyses are carried out to study the temperature distribution on the cathode assembly due to the heat dissipation and mechanical strength of the assembly.

  8. Design of a Compact Sub-Terahertz Gyrotron for Spectroscopic Applications

    Sabchevski, Svilen Petrov; Idehara, Toshitaka

    2010-08-01

    In this paper we present the initial design of a novel and versatile high frequency gyrotron with parameters suitable for application to various spectroscopic studies that require coherent radiation in the subterahertz frequency range (such as NMR/DNP spectroscopy, ESR spectroscopy, spectrometer based on the X-ray detected magnetic resonance etc.). The most characteristic feature of the design is that it utilises a compact, cryogen-free 8 T superconducting magnet. As a result, the overall dimensions of the entire device are considerably reduced in comparison with the previously developed tubes belonging to the Gyrotron FU and Gyrotron FU CW series. This makes the novel gyrotron highly portable to diverse laboratory environments and easily embeddable to different measuring systems. The electron-optical system (EOS) of the tube is based on a compact low-voltage magnetron injection gun (MIG), which has been specially designed and optimized together with the resonant cavity using our problem-oriented software package GYROSIM for CAD of gyrotrons. The tube operates at the second harmonic of the cyclotron frequency and generates a radiation with an output power of about 100 W and a frequency tunable up to around 424 GHz, respectively.

  9. Mechanical baseline design of the common long pulse source for the neutral beam systems of TFTR, Doublet III-D, and MFTF-B

    The Common Long Pulse Source (CLPS) is designed to meet the differing long pulse neutral beam requirements of TFTR, Doublet III-D, and MFTF-B. The mechanical baseline design to meet these requirements is described along with supporting engineering data collected during the testing of the prototype LBL 10 x 40 Long Pulse Accelerator (LPA) and the Long Pulse Plasma Source (LPS). The CLPS is a scaled up design of the LPA and LPS and can be configured for 120 keV, 70 A D2 non-focused, and, 80 keV, 80 A H2 or 50 A D2 with a 10 m focal length. The two configurations use identical major components, such as accelerator grids, supporting structures, insulators and plasma sources. Ion beam optics are analytically modeled and the results are presented along with the electric field gradients and thermal calculations for various components. A low technology plasma source back plate electron dump design has been adopted. A full scale model of CLPS was constructed, and the baseline design has been transferred to industry. 7 refs., 5 figs

  10. Experimental tests of Rayleigh-Taylor stabilization mechanisms with long pulse gas-filled halfraums on OMEGA

    Casner, A.; Huser, G.; Vandenboomgaerde, M.; Liberatore, S.; Masse, L.; Galmiche, D.

    2008-11-01

    Mitigation of Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities growth is a key issue on the road toward ignition. The graded doped ablator is a common concept for NIF [1] and LMJ [2] point designs. A complementary stabilization mechanism based on anisotropic thermal diffusion was theoretically underlined [3] for the ablative Rayleigh-Taylor instability. We will present the first ever experimental tests of these mechanisms. Indirect drive experiments were performed on the OMEGA laser facility with a long-pulse platform. We used in fact gas-filled halfraums and stack 15 drive beams along 2 cones to create a 7 ns long radiation drive. Halfraum energetics with E-IDI-300 phase plates was validated by dedicated shots along P5/P8 and is fairly reproduced by the simulations. These drive measurements allowed also to determine the graded doped planar emulator whose layers thicknesses and composition should be carefully optimized . Side-on and face-on data acquired with germanium-doped plastic samples (modulations wavelength 35 and 50 microns) will be presented and compared with FCI2 hydrocodes simulations. [1] S.W. Haan et al., Phys. Plasmas 12, 056316 (2005). [2] C C-Cl'erouin et al 2008 J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 112 022023 [3] L. Masse., Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 245001 (2007).

  11. Demonstration of ITER relevant LHCD operation: large distance coupling in JET and long pulse operation in Tore Supra

    Lower hybrid current drive (LHCD) is one of the most efficient methods for off-axis non-inductive current drive in tokamaks and is therefore used for shaping the plasma current profile in advanced tokamak scenarios. Its usefulness has been demonstrated in the advanced scenario experiments in JET, but the question has remained about the possibility of coupling lower hybrid (LH) waves in ITER. This paper reports on recent results obtained in JET and Tore-Supra, that both demonstrate operation of LHCD systems in ITER relevant regimes: -) LH coupling on ELMs (edge localized mode) plasmas up to 11 cm distance between the launcher and the separatrix in JET, and -) steady state, full non-inductive LHCD operation during 6 minutes in Tore Supra. The foreseen upgrade of the Tore Supra LHCD system will allow the extension of operating domain to higher power and higher performance, and will demonstrate the long pulse and coupling capability of a passive multijunction (PAM) launcher, as foreseen for ITER

  12. Study on modification of power supply system for long pulse operation on JT-60 positive ion-based NBI

    The JT-60 positive ion-based NBI (P-NBI) system is required to extend the pulse duration from 30 s to 100 s for JT-60SA, which is the modification of JT-60U to a fully superconducting coil tokamak. The JT-60SA NBI system will have 12 P-NBI units, each of which will inject 2 MW at 85 keV. The present power supply system is to be upgraded to operate for 100 s with minimum modification. The modification of the power supply has been studied in view of the protective characteristic and the thermal capacities of main power supply components. The design study is based on the results of the first modification of 30 s operation which was done in 2003. It has been confirmed that the long pulse operation of 100 s is possible by with partial modification of the power supply components such as enhancement of the water-cooled resistance of the acceleration power supply. (author)

  13. Validation of the ITER-relevant passive-active-multijunction LHCD launcher on long pulses in Tore Supra

    A new ITER-relevant lower hybrid current drive (LHCD) launcher, based on the passive-active-multijunction (PAM) concept, was brought into operation on the Tore Supra tokamak in autumn 2009. The PAM launcher concept was designed in view of ITER to allow efficient cooling of the waveguides, as required for long pulse operation. In addition, it offers low power reflection close to the cut-off density, which is very attractive for ITER, where the large distance between the plasma and the wall may bring the density in front of the launcher to low values. The first experimental campaign on Tore Supra has shown extremely encouraging results in terms of reflected power level and power handling. Power reflection coefficient -2, i.e. its design value at f = 3.7 GHz. In addition, 2.7 MW has been coupled at a plasma-launcher distance of 10 cm, with a power reflection coefficient <2%. Finally, full non-inductive discharges have been sustained for 50 s with the PAM. (letter)

  14. Rationale for a spallation neutron source target system test facility at the 1-MW Long-Pulse Spallation Source

    The conceptual design study for a 1-MW Long-Pulse Spallation Source at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center has shown the feasibility of including a spallation neutron test facility at a relatively low cost. This document presents a rationale for developing such a test bed. Currently, neutron scattering facilities operate at a maximum power of 0.2 MW. Proposed new designs call for power levels as high as 10 MW, and future transmutation activities may require as much as 200 MW. A test bed will allow assessment of target neutronics; thermal hydraulics; remote handling; mechanical structure; corrosion in aqueous, non-aqueous, liquid metal, and molten salt systems; thermal shock on systems and system components; and materials for target systems. Reliable data in these areas are crucial to the safe and reliable operation of new high-power facilities. These tests will provide data useful not only to spallation neutron sources proposed or under development, but also to other projects in accelerator-driven transmutation technologies such as the production of tritium

  15. Service-oriented architecture of adaptive, intelligent data acquisition and processing systems for long-pulse fusion experiments

    Gonzalez, J. [Grupo de Investigacion en Instrumentacion y Acustica Aplicada. Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Crta. Valencia Km-7 Madrid 28031 (Spain); Ruiz, M., E-mail: mariano.ruiz@upm.e [Grupo de Investigacion en Instrumentacion y Acustica Aplicada. Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Crta. Valencia Km-7 Madrid 28031 (Spain); Barrera, E.; Lopez, J.M.; Arcas, G. de [Grupo de Investigacion en Instrumentacion y Acustica Aplicada. Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Crta. Valencia Km-7 Madrid 28031 (Spain); Vega, J. [Asociacion EURATOM/CIEMAT para Fusion, Madrid (Spain)

    2010-07-15

    The data acquisition systems used in long-pulse fusion experiments need to implement data reduction and pattern recognition algorithms in real time. In order to accomplish these operations, it is essential to employ software tools that allow for hot swap capabilities throughout the temporal evolution of the experiments. This is very important because processing needs are not equal during different phases of the experiment. The intelligent test and measurement system (ITMS) developed by UPM and CIEMAT is an example of a technology for implementing scalable data acquisition and processing systems based on PXI and CompactPCI hardware. In the ITMS platform, a set of software tools allows the user to define the processing algorithms associated with the different experimental phases using state machines driven by software events. These state machines are specified using the State Chart XML (SCXML) language. The software tools are developed using JAVA, JINI, an SCXML engine and several LabVIEW applications. Within this schema, it is possible to execute data acquisition and processing applications in an adaptive way. The power of SCXML semantics and the ability to work with XML user-defined data types allow for very easy programming of the ITMS platform. With this approach, the ITMS platform is a suitable solution for implementing scalable data acquisition and processing systems based on a service-oriented model with the ability to easily implement remote participation applications.

  16. Analysis and simulation of a small-angle neutron scattering instrument on a 1 MW long pulse spallation source

    We studied the design and performance of a small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) instrument for a proposed 1 MW, 60 Hz long pulsed spallation source at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE). An analysis of the effects of source characteristics and chopper performance combined with instrument simulations using the LANSCE Monte Carlo instrument simulations package shows that the T0 chopper should be no more than 5 m from the source with the frame overlap and frame definition choppers at 5.6 and greater than 7 m, respectively. The study showed that an optimal pulse structure has an exponential decaying tail with τ ∼ 750 μs. The Monte Carlo simulations were used to optimize the LPSS SANS, showing that an optimal length is 18 m. The simulations show that an instrument with variable length is best to match the needs of a given measurement. The performance of the optimized LPSS instrument was found to be comparable with present world standard instruments

  17. Service-oriented architecture of adaptive, intelligent data acquisition and processing systems for long-pulse fusion experiments

    The data acquisition systems used in long-pulse fusion experiments need to implement data reduction and pattern recognition algorithms in real time. In order to accomplish these operations, it is essential to employ software tools that allow for hot swap capabilities throughout the temporal evolution of the experiments. This is very important because processing needs are not equal during different phases of the experiment. The intelligent test and measurement system (ITMS) developed by UPM and CIEMAT is an example of a technology for implementing scalable data acquisition and processing systems based on PXI and CompactPCI hardware. In the ITMS platform, a set of software tools allows the user to define the processing algorithms associated with the different experimental phases using state machines driven by software events. These state machines are specified using the State Chart XML (SCXML) language. The software tools are developed using JAVA, JINI, an SCXML engine and several LabVIEW applications. Within this schema, it is possible to execute data acquisition and processing applications in an adaptive way. The power of SCXML semantics and the ability to work with XML user-defined data types allow for very easy programming of the ITMS platform. With this approach, the ITMS platform is a suitable solution for implementing scalable data acquisition and processing systems based on a service-oriented model with the ability to easily implement remote participation applications.

  18. Services oriented architecture for adaptive and intelligent data acquisition and processing systems in long pulse fusion experiments

    Data acquisition systems used in long pulse fusion experiments require to implement data reduction and pattern recognition algorithms in real time. In order to accomplish these operations is essential to dispose software tools that allow hot swap capabilities throughout the temporal evolution of the experiments. This is very important because the processing needs are not equal in the different experiment's phases. The intelligent test and measurement system (ITMS) developed by UPM and CIEMAT is an example of technology for implementing scalable data acquisition and processing systems based in PXI and compact PCI hardware. In the ITMS platform a set of software tools allows the user to define the processing associated with the different experiment's phases using state machines driven by software events. These state machines are specified using State Chart XML (SCXML) language. The software tools are developed using: JAVA, JINI, a SCXML engine and several LabVIEW applications. With this schema it is possible to execute data acquisition and processing applications in an adaptive way. The powerful of SCXML semantics and the possibility of to work with XML user defined data types allow a very easy programming of ITMS platform. With this approach ITMS platform is a suitable solution for implementing scalable data acquisition and processing systems, based in a services oriented model, with ease possibility for implement remote participation applications. (authors)

  19. High power operation of Gaussian beam gyrotron with CVD diamond window for JT-60U

    A 110 GHz-Gaussian beam output gyrotron with CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition) diamond window was developed for the electron cyclotron heating and current drive on JT-60U. A stable Gaussian output beam power of 1.1 MW-0.1 s was obtained with the efficiency of 39% with depressed collector operation. Due to Gaussian beam output from the gyrotron, the coupling efficiency to HE11 mode in the mirror optical unit was 94%. Moreover, the transmission efficiency of 89% for HE11 mode was performed at the power level of 1 MW on the 40 m-transmission test line of φ31.751 mm corrugated waveguide and 8-miter bends included 1-pair of polarizer. The gyrotron and transmission line were installed into JT-60U system and 0.6 MW-0.3 s power was successfully injected into JT-60U plasmas as an initial operation

  20. Control of the Superconducting Magnets current Power Supplies of the TJ-II Gyrotrons

    The TJ-II ECRH heating system consists of two gyrotrons, which can deliver a maximum power of 300 kW at a frequency of 53.2 GHz. Another 28 GHz gyrotron is going to be used in the Bernstein waves heating system. In order to get the required frequency, the gyrotrons need and homogeneous magnetic field of several tesla, which is generated by a superconducting coil field by a current source. This document describes the current source control as well as the high precision ammeters control. These ammeters measure the current in the superconducting coils. The user interface and the programming of the control system are described. The communication between devices is also explained. (author) 9 Refs

  1. A 250 GHz gyrotron with a 3 GHz tuning bandwidth for dynamic nuclear polarization.

    Barnes, Alexander B; Nanni, Emilio A; Herzfeld, Judith; Griffin, Robert G; Temkin, Richard J

    2012-08-01

    We describe the design and implementation of a novel tunable 250 GHz gyrotron oscillator with >10 W output power over most of a 3 GHz band and >35 W peak power. The tuning bandwidth and power are sufficient to generate a >1 MHz nutation frequency across the entire nitroxide EPR lineshape for cross effect DNP, as well as to excite solid effect transitions utilizing other radicals, without the need for sweeping the NMR magnetic field. Substantially improved tunability is achieved by implementing a long (23 mm) interaction cavity that can excite higher order axial modes by changing either the magnetic field of the gyrotron or the cathode potential. This interaction cavity excites the rotating TE(₅,₂,q) mode, and an internal mode converter outputs a high-quality microwave beam with >94% Gaussian content. The gyrotron was integrated into a DNP spectrometer, resulting in a measured DNP enhancement of 54 on the membrane protein bacteriorhodopsin. PMID:22743211

  2. A 250 GHz gyrotron with a 3 GHz tuning bandwidth for dynamic nuclear polarization

    Barnes, Alexander B.; Nanni, Emilio A.; Herzfeld, Judith; Griffin, Robert G.; Temkin, Richard J.

    2012-08-01

    We describe the design and implementation of a novel tunable 250 GHz gyrotron oscillator with >10 W output power over most of a 3 GHz band and >35 W peak power. The tuning bandwidth and power are sufficient to generate a >1 MHz nutation frequency across the entire nitroxide EPR lineshape for cross effect DNP, as well as to excite solid effect transitions utilizing other radicals, without the need for sweeping the NMR magnetic field. Substantially improved tunability is achieved by implementing a long (23 mm) interaction cavity that can excite higher order axial modes by changing either the magnetic field of the gyrotron or the cathode potential. This interaction cavity excites the rotating TE5,2,q mode, and an internal mode converter outputs a high-quality microwave beam with >94% Gaussian content. The gyrotron was integrated into a DNP spectrometer, resulting in a measured DNP enhancement of 54 on the membrane protein bacteriorhodopsin.

  3. Status of the 2 MW, 170 GHz coaxial cavity gyrotron for ITER

    Full text: A 170 GHz coaxial cavity gyrotron with 2 MW output power in continuous wave (CW) operation is under development in cooperation between European research centres together with European industry. A first industrial prototype of such a gyrotron has already been fabricated and delivered to CRPP Lausanne, where a suitable test facility has been constructed. Due to a delay in fabrication the delivery of the gyrotron magnet is expected in May 2007. Thus experimental tests are expected for the second half of this year. In parallel to the industrial activities, experimental operation with a short pulse (∼ few ms) 170 GHz coaxial gyrotron ('pre-prototype') which uses the same main components as designed for the industrial tube has been continued. The mechanism of parasitic low frequency (LF) oscillations around 260 MHz has been identified. Based on this identification, small modifications of the geometry of the coaxial insert have been made. As a result the starting current for the LF oscillations has been increased by a factor of about 3 causing a strong reduction of the LF amplitude. Measurements with a prototype of a microwave load, which has been designed and fabricated for operation with the 2 MW prototype tube, have been performed. In addition to the distribution of the microwave power absorbed on the wall, the amount of power reflected back into the gyrotron has been measured and its influence on gyrotron performance has been investigated. The performance of the quasi optical (q.o.) RF output system presently installed in the industrial prototype tube is insufficient, mainly because of the low Gaussian content of the RF output beam. As a first step a new launcher with a different wall corrugation and a new adapted phase correcting mirror has been designed and fabricated. According to simulations an increase of the Gaussian content to about 87% is expected. This q.o. RF output system has been installed in the pre-prototype tube for performing hot

  4. Infrared measurements of the synthetic diamond window of a 110 GHz high power Gyrotron

    Artificially grown diamond has extremely low absorption for microwaves in the millimeter wave range, making this material an attractive candidate for output windows on high power gyrotrons. Several windows have failed in this application due to higher than expected losses. Infrared measurements of the window temperature on a high power gyrotron operating at 110 GHz have been performed. The peak central temperature and time to equilibrium during the rf pulse were consistent with the low loss properties of the material determined from low power cavity measurements

  5. Gyrotron with a sectioned cavity based on excitation of a far-from-cutoff operating mode

    A typical problem of weakly relativistic low-power gyrotrons (especially in the case of operation at high cyclotron harmonics) is the use of long cavities ensuring extremely high diffraction Q-factors for the operating near-cutoff waves. As a result, a great share of the rf power radiated by electrons is spent in Ohmic losses. In this paper, we propose to use a sectioned cavity with π-shifts of the wave phase between sections. In such a cavity, a far-from-cutoff axial mode of the operating cavity having a decreased diffraction Q-factor is excited by the electron beam in a gyrotron-like regime

  6. Broadband continuously frequency tunable gyrotron for 600 MHz DNP-NMR spectroscopy

    A broadband continuously frequency tunable gyrotron with a triode-type magnetron injection gun was developed as power source for analysis of protein structures. The TE7,3 oscillation mode was selected to avoid mode competitions in the high magnetic field side. Axial modes of the TE7,3,-10 were sequentially excited by changing the cavity magnetic field, and frequency tuning of about 4 GHz around 395 GHz was observed with output power greater than 50 W. The frequency also varied about 1 GHz as the anode-cathode voltage varied. Thus, the broadest tuning bandwidth in the 400 GHz band gyrotrons was achieved. (author)

  7. Gyrotrons for High-Power Terahertz Science and Technology at FIR UF

    Idehara, Toshitaka

    2016-01-01

    In this paper, we present the recent progress in the development of a series of gyrotrons at FIR UF that have opened the road to many novel applications in the high-power Terahertz science and technology. The current status of the research in this actively developing field is illustrated by the most representative examples in which the developed gyrotrons are used as powerful and frequency tunable sources of coherent radiation operating in a CW regime. Among them are high-precision spectroscopic techniques (most notably DNP-NMR, ESR, XDMR, and studies of the hyperfine splitting of the energy levels of positronium), treatment and characterization of advanced materials, new medical technologies.

  8. The National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) research program and progress towards high beta, long pulse operating scenarios

    A major research goal of the National Spherical Torus Experiment is establishing long-pulse, high beta, high confinement operation and its physics basis. This research has been enabled by facility capabilities developed over the last two years, including neutral beam (up to 7 MW) and high harmonic fast wave heating (up to 6 MW), toroidal fields up to 6 kG, plasma currents up to 1.5 MA, flexible shape control, and wall preparation techniques. These capabilities have enabled the generation of plasmas with T> up to 35%. Normalized beta values often exceed the no wall limit, and studies suggest that passive wall mode stabilization is enabling this for broad pressure profiles characteristic of H mode plasmas. The viability of long, high bootstrap current fraction operations has been established for ELMing H mode plasmas with toroidal beta values in excess of 15% and sustained for several current relaxation times. Improvements in wall conditioning and fueling are likely contributing to a reduction in H mode power thresholds. Electron thermal conduction is the dominant thermal loss channel in auxiliary heated plasmas examined thus far. HHFW effectively heats electrons, and its acceleration of fast beam ions has been observed. Evidence for HHFW current drive is by comparing of the loop voltage evolution in plasmas with matched density and temperature profiles but varying phases of launched HHFW waves. A peak heat flux of 10 MW/m2 has been measured in the H mode, with large asymmetries in the power deposition being observed between the inner and outer strike points. Noninductive plasma startup studies have focused on coaxial helicity injection. With this technique, toroidal currents up to 400 kA have been driven, and studies to assess flux closure and coupling to other current drive techniques have begun. (author)

  9. Configuration and supervision of advanced distributed data acquisition and processing systems for long pulse experiments using JINI technology

    Gonzalez, Joaquin; Ruiz, Mariano [Grupo de Investigacion en Instrumentacion y Acustica Aplicada, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), Ctra. Valencia Km-7, 28031, Madrid (Spain); Barrera, Eduardo [Grupo de Investigacion en Instrumentacion y Acustica Aplicada, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), Ctra. Valencia Km-7, 28031, Madrid (Spain)], E-mail: eduardo.barrera@upm.es; Lopez, Juan Manuel; de Arcas, Guillermo [Grupo de Investigacion en Instrumentacion y Acustica Aplicada, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), Ctra. Valencia Km-7, 28031, Madrid (Spain); Vega, Jesus [Asociacion EURATOM/CIEMAT para Fusion, Avda. Complutense 22, 28040, Madrid (Spain)

    2009-06-15

    The development of tools for managing the capabilities and functionalities of distributed data acquisition systems is essential in long pulse fusion experiments. The intelligent test and measurement system (ITMS) developed by UPM and CIEMAT is a technology that permits implementation of a scalable data acquisition and processing system based on PXI or CompactPCI hardware. Several applications based on JINI technology have been developed to enable use of this platform for extensive implementation of distributed data acquisition and processing systems. JINI provides a framework for developing service-oriented, distributed applications. The applications are based on the paradigm of a JINI federation that supports mechanisms for publication, discovering, subscription, and links to remote services. The model we implemented in the ITMS platform included services in the system CPU (SCPU) and peripheral CPUs (PCPUs). The resulting system demonstrated the following capabilities: (1) setup of the data acquisition and processing to apply to the signals, (2) information about the evolution of the data acquisition, (3) information about the applied data processing and (4) detection and distribution of the events detected by the ITMS software applications. With this approach, software applications running on the ITMS platform can be understood, from the perspective of their implementation details, as a set of dynamic, accessible, and transparent services. The search for services is performed using the publication and subscription mechanisms of the JINI specification. The configuration and supervision applications were developed using remotely accessible (LAN or WAN) objects. The consequence of this approach is a hardware and software architecture that provides a transparent model of remote configuration and supervision, and thereby a means to simplify the implementation of a distributed data acquisition system with scalable and dynamic local processing capability developed in a

  10. A Long-Pulse Spallation Source at Los Alamos: Facility description and preliminary neutronic performance for cold neutrons

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory has discussed installing a new 1-MW spallation neutron target station in an existing building at the end of its 800-MeV proton linear accelerator. Because the accelerator provides pulses of protons each about 1 msec in duration, the new source would be a Long Pulse Spallation Source (LPSS). The facility would employ vertical extraction of moderators and reflectors, and horizontal extraction of the spallation target. An LPSS uses coupled moderators rather than decoupled ones. There are potential gains of about a factor of 6 to 7 in the time-averaged neutron brightness for cold-neutron production from a coupled liquid H2 moderator compared to a decoupled one. However, these gains come at the expense of putting ''tails'' on the neutron pulses. The particulars of the neutron pulses from a moderator (e.g., energy-dependent rise times, peak intensities, pulse widths, and decay constant(s) of the tails) are crucial parameters for designing instruments and estimating their performance at an LPSS. Tungsten is the reference target material. Inconel 718 is the reference target canister and proton beam window material, with Al-6061 being the choice for the liquid H2 moderator canister and vacuum container. A 1-MW LPSS would have world-class neutronic performance. The authors describe the proposed Los Alamos LPSS facility, and show that, for cold neutrons, the calculated time-averaged neutronic performance of a liquid H2 moderator at the 1-MW LPSS is equivalent to about 1/4th the calculated neutronic performance of the best liquid D2 moderator at the Institute Laue-Langevin reactor. They show that the time-averaged moderator neutronic brightness increases as the size of the moderator gets smaller

  11. Configuration and supervision of advanced distributed data acquisition and processing systems for long pulse experiments using JINI technology

    The development of tools for managing the capabilities and functionalities of distributed data acquisition systems is essential in long pulse fusion experiments. The intelligent test and measurement system (ITMS) developed by UPM and CIEMAT is a technology that permits implementation of a scalable data acquisition and processing system based on PXI or CompactPCI hardware. Several applications based on JINI technology have been developed to enable use of this platform for extensive implementation of distributed data acquisition and processing systems. JINI provides a framework for developing service-oriented, distributed applications. The applications are based on the paradigm of a JINI federation that supports mechanisms for publication, discovering, subscription, and links to remote services. The model we implemented in the ITMS platform included services in the system CPU (SCPU) and peripheral CPUs (PCPUs). The resulting system demonstrated the following capabilities: (1) setup of the data acquisition and processing to apply to the signals, (2) information about the evolution of the data acquisition, (3) information about the applied data processing and (4) detection and distribution of the events detected by the ITMS software applications. With this approach, software applications running on the ITMS platform can be understood, from the perspective of their implementation details, as a set of dynamic, accessible, and transparent services. The search for services is performed using the publication and subscription mechanisms of the JINI specification. The configuration and supervision applications were developed using remotely accessible (LAN or WAN) objects. The consequence of this approach is a hardware and software architecture that provides a transparent model of remote configuration and supervision, and thereby a means to simplify the implementation of a distributed data acquisition system with scalable and dynamic local processing capability developed in a

  12. Suppression and nonlinear excitation of parasitic modes in second harmonic gyrotrons operating in a very high order mode

    In recent years, there was an active development of high-power, sub-terahertz (sub-THz) gyrotrons for numerous applications. For example, a 0.67 THz gyrotron delivering more than 200 kW with about 20% efficiency was developed. This record high efficiency was achieved because the gyrotron operated in a high-order TE31,8-mode with the power of ohmic losses less than 10% of the power of outgoing radiation. That gyrotron operated at the fundamental cyclotron resonance, and a high magnetic field of about 27 T was created by a pulse solenoid. For numerous applications, it is beneficial to use gyrotrons at cyclotron harmonics which can operate in available cryomagnets with fields not exceeding 15 T. However, typically, the gyrotron operation at harmonics faces severe competition from parasitic modes at the fundamental resonance. In the present paper, we consider a similar 0.67 THz gyrotron designed for operation in the same TE31,8-mode, but at the second harmonic. We focus on two nonlinear effects typical for interaction between the fundamental and second harmonic modes, viz., the mode suppression and the nonlinear excitation of the mode at the fundamental harmonic by the second harmonic oscillations. Our study includes both the analytical theory and numerical simulations performed with the self-consistent code MAGY. The simulations show that stable second harmonic operation in the TE31,8 mode is possible with only modest sacrifice of efficiency and power

  13. Low Noise Amplifiers for 140 Ghz Wide-Band Cryogenic Receivers

    Larkoski, Patricia V.; Kangaslahti, Pekka; Samoska, Lorene; Lai, Richard; Sarkozy, Stephen

    2013-01-01

    We report S-parameter and noise measurements for three different Indium Phosphide 35-nanometer-gate-length High Electron Mobility Transistor (HEMT) Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) designs operating in the frequency range centered on 140 gigahertz. When packaged in a Waveguide Rectangular-6.1 waveguide housing, the LNAs have an average measured noise figure of 3.0 decibels - 3.6 decibels over the 122-170 gigahertz band. One LNA was cooled to 20 degrees Kelvin and a record low noise temperature of 46 Kelvin, or 0.64 decibels noise figure, was measured at 152 gigahertz. These amplifiers can be used to develop receivers for instruments that operate in the 130-170 gigahertz atmospheric window, which is an important frequency band for ground-based astronomy and millimeter-wave imaging applications.

  14. Recent results with 140 GHz ECRH at the W7-AS stellarator

    H-mode transitions, which are well known from tokamaks were observed in W7-AS. The operational window for the H-mode is discussed. The basic features of the Stellarator H-mode were reported in previous papers. Here we concentrate on the influence of gas puffing on the H-transitions and heat wave experiments. Combined heating experiments with NBI were performed, which is inherently related to high density operation. Typical high-power NBI-heated plasmas in W7-AS are non-stationary, because beam particle fuelling and recycling causes a steady density rise. Under combined heating conditions, however, the density can be controlled despite the beam fuelling and a strong impact on the impurity confinement was found. (orig.)

  15. Time-domain self-consistent theory of frequency-locking regimes in gyrotrons with low-Q resonators

    A time-domain theory of frequency-locking gyrotron oscillators with low-Q resonators has been developed. The presented theory is based on the description of wave propagation by a parabolic equation taking into account the external signal by modification of boundary conditions. We show that the developed model can be effectively used for simulations of both single- and multi-mode operation regimes in gyrotrons driven by an external signal. For the case of low-Q resonators typical for powerful gyrotrons, the external signal can influence the axial field profile inside the interaction space significantly and, correspondingly, the value of the electron orbital efficiency

  16. Continuous-Wave Operation of a Frequency-Tunable 460-GHz Second-Harmonic Gyrotron for Enhanced Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

    Torrezan, Antonio C.; Han, Seong-Tae; Mastovsky, Ivan; Shapiro, Michael A; Sirigiri, Jagadishwar R.; Temkin, Richard J.; Griffin, Robert G.; Barnes, Alexander B.

    2010-01-01

    The design, operation, and characterization of a continuous-wave (CW) tunable second-harmonic 460-GHz gyrotron are reported. The gyrotron is intended to be used as a submillimeter-wave source for 700-MHz nuclear magnetic resonance experiments with sensitivity enhanced by dynamic nuclear polarization. The gyrotron operates in the whispering-gallery mode TE11,2 and has generated 16 W of output power with a 13-kV 100-mA electron beam. The start oscillation current measured over a range of magnet...

  17. Performance history and upgrades for the DIII-D gyrotron complex

    The gyrotron installation on the DIII-D tokamak has been in operation at the second harmonic of the electron cyclotron resonance since the mid-1990s. Prior to that a large installation of ten 60 GHz tubes was operated at the fundamental resonance. The system has been upgraded regularly and is an everyday tool for experiments on DIII-D

  18. A Fully-Sealed Carbon-Nanotube Cold-Cathode Terahertz Gyrotron.

    Yuan, Xuesong; Zhu, Weiwei; Zhang, Yu; Xu, Ningsheng; Yan, Yang; Wu, Jianqiang; Shen, Yan; Chen, Jun; She, Juncong; Deng, Shaozhi

    2016-01-01

    Gigahertz to terahertz radiation sources based on cold-cathode vacuum electron technology are pursued, because its unique characteristics of instant switch-on and power saving are important to military and space applications. Gigahertz gyrotron was reported using carbon nanotube (CNT) cold-cathode. It is reported here in first time that a fully-sealed CNT cold-cathode 0.22 THz-gyrotron is realized, typically with output power of 500 mW. To achieve this, we have studied mechanisms responsible for CNTs growth on curved shape metal surface, field emission from the sidewall of a CNT, and crystallized interface junction between CNT and substrate material. We have obtained uniform growth of CNTs on and direct growth from cone-cylinder stainless-steel electrode surface, and field emission from both tips and sidewalls of CNTs. It is essential for the success of a CNT terahertz gyrotron to have such high quality, high emitting performance CNTs. Also, we have developed a magnetic injection electron gun using CNT cold-cathode to exploit the advantages of such a conventional gun design, so that a large area emitting surface is utilized to deliver large current for electron beam. The results indicate that higher output power and higher radiation frequency terahertz gyrotron may be made using CNT cold-cathode electron gun. PMID:27609247

  19. Simulation tools for computer-aided design and numerical investigations of high-power gyrotrons

    Modelling and simulation are essential tools for computer-aided design (CAD), analysis and optimization of high-power gyrotrons used as radiation sources for electron cyclotron resonance heating (ECRH) and current drive (ECCD) of magnetically confined plasmas in the thermonuclear reactor ITER. In this communication, we present the current status of our simulation tools and discuss their further development.

  20. To the theory of high-power gyrotrons with uptapered resonators

    In high-power gyrotrons it is desirable to combine an optimal resonator length with the optimal value of the resonator quality factor. In resonators with the constant radius of the central part, the possibilities of this combination are limited because the quality factor of the resonator sharply increases with its length. Therefore the attempts to increase the length for maximizing the efficiency leads to such increase in the quality factor which makes the optimal current too small. Resonators with slightly uptapered profiles offer more flexibility in this regard. In such resonators, one can separate optimization of the interaction length from optimization of the quality factor because the quality factor determined by diffractive losses can be reduced by increasing the angle of uptapering. In the present paper, these issues are analyzed by studying as a typical high-power 17 GHz gyrotron which is currently under development in Europe for ITER (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITER). The effect of a slight uptapering of the resonator wall on the efficiency enhancement and the purity of the radiation spectrum in the process of the gyrotron start-up and power modulation are studied. Results show that optimal modification of the shape of a slightly uptapered resonator may result in increasing the gyrotron power from 1052 to 1360 kW.

  1. Start-Up Scenario in Gyrotrons with a Nonstationary Microwave-Field Structure

    Nusinovich, G. S.; Yeddulla, M.; Antonsen, T. M., Jr.; Vlasov, A. N.

    2006-03-01

    Megawatt class gyrotrons operate in very high-order modes. Therefore, control of a gyrotron oscillator’s start-up is important for excitation of the desired mode in the presence of the many undesired modes. Analysis of such scenario using the self-consistent code MAGY [M. Botton , IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 26,ITPSBD0093-3813 882 (1998)10.1109/27.700860] reveals that during start-up not only mode amplitudes vary in time, but also their axial structure can be time dependent. Simulations done for a 1.5 MW gyrotron show that the excitation of a single operating TE22,6 mode can exhibit a sort of intermittency when, first, it is excited as a mode whose axial structure extends outside the interaction cavity, then it ceases and then reappears as a mode mostly localized in the cavity. This phenomenon makes it necessary to analyze start-up scenarios in such gyrotrons with the use of codes that account for the possible evolution of field profiles.

  2. Design of a second cyclotron harmonic gyrotron oscillator with photonic band-gap cavity

    A photonic band-gap cavity (PBGC) gyrotron with a frequency of about 98 GHz is designed. Theoretical analyses and numerical calculations are made for the PBGC operating at fundamental and second cyclotron harmonic with a TE34 waveguide mode to demonstrate the beam-wave interaction. The results show that mode competition is successfully eliminated in the PBGC using mode selectivity and choosing the appropriate operating parameters. As a result, the second harmonic PBGC gyrotron operating at TE34 mode achieves a higher output efficiency than that of the fundamental. It is also demonstrated that, in the case of the chosen parameters for TE34 waveguide mode, the use of PBG structure in the second harmonic gyrotron brings about not only a lower operating B-field but also a weaker mode competition. The results show that the high-order electromagnetic mode can be developed to interact with the high cyclotron harmonic using the selectivity of the PBGC, which gives an encouraging outlook for the development of high-harmonic gyrotrons.

  3. Performance History and Upgrades for the DIII-D Gyrotron Complex

    Lohr J.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The gyrotron installation on the DIII-D tokamak has been in operation at the second harmonic of the electron cyclotron resonance since the mid-1990s. Prior to that a large installation of ten 60 GHz tubes was operated at the fundamental resonance. The system has been upgraded regularly and is an everyday tool for experiments on DIII-D.

  4. To the theory of high-power gyrotrons with uptapered resonators

    Dumbrajs, O.; Nusinovich, G. S.

    2010-05-01

    In high-power gyrotrons it is desirable to combine an optimal resonator length with the optimal value of the resonator quality factor. In resonators with the constant radius of the central part, the possibilities of this combination are limited because the quality factor of the resonator sharply increases with its length. Therefore the attempts to increase the length for maximizing the efficiency leads to such increase in the quality factor which makes the optimal current too small. Resonators with slightly uptapered profiles offer more flexibility in this regard. In such resonators, one can separate optimization of the interaction length from optimization of the quality factor because the quality factor determined by diffractive losses can be reduced by increasing the angle of uptapering. In the present paper, these issues are analyzed by studying as a typical high-power 17 GHz gyrotron which is currently under development in Europe for ITER (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITER). The effect of a slight uptapering of the resonator wall on the efficiency enhancement and the purity of the radiation spectrum in the process of the gyrotron start-up and power modulation are studied. Results show that optimal modification of the shape of a slightly uptapered resonator may result in increasing the gyrotron power from 1052 to 1360 kW.

  5. 5 MW CW supply system for the ITER gyrotrons Test Facility

    ECH (Electron Cyclotron Heating) for ITER will deliver into the plasma 20 MW of RF power. The procurement of the RF sources will be shared equally between the three following partners: Europe, Japan and Russia. Moreover, Europe decided to develop a RF source capable of 2 MW CW of RF power, based on the design of a coaxial gyrotron with a depressed collector. In order to be able to develop and test these RF sources, a Test Facility (TF) has been built at the CRPP premises in Lausanne (CH). The present paper will first remind the main operation conditions considered to test safely a gyrotron. The power supplies parameters allowing to fulfill these conditions will be reviewed. The core of the paper content will describe the newly installed Main High Voltage Power Supply (MHVPS), to be connected to the gyrotron cathode and capable of -60 kV/80 A-CW. The principle, the characteristics, the on-site test results will be described at the light of the requirements imposed by the gyrotron testing. Particular aspects of the installation and commissioning on-site will be highlighted in comparison with the ITER environment. The synchronized operation of the MHVPS and the BPS (Body Power Supply) on dummy load, piloted through the TF remote control, will be presented and commented. Since the TF supply structure has been built integrating the particular conditions and requirements expected for ITER, a conclusion will summarize the performances obtained at the light of these criteria.

  6. Relief Creation on Molybdenum Plates in Discharges Initiated by Gyrotron Radiation in Metal-Dielectric Powder Mixtures

    Skvortsova, N. N.; Stepakhin, V. D.; Malakhov, D. V.; Sorokin, A. A.; Batanov, G. M.; Borzosekov, V. D.; Glyavin, M. Yu.; Kolik, L. V.; Konchekov, E. M.; Letunov, A. A.; Petrov, A. E.; Ryabikina, I. G.; Sarksyan, K. A.; Sokolov, A. S.; Smirnov, V. A.; Kharchev, N. K.

    2016-02-01

    We show the possibility of creating a metal microcrystalline relief (micro- and nanosized) on molybdenum plates in a plasma gas-phase discharge initiated by gyrotron radiation in molybdenum-dielectric powder mixtures.

  7. Design studies of quasioptical launcher for a 170 GHz, 1.5 MW CW gyrotron for ITER project

    The first hand design of Quasi-optical launcher for 170 GHz, 1.5 MW CW gyrotron with TE36,10 is stated in present paper. The proposed launcher converts cavity mode (TE36,10) into free space TEM mode for easy transmission over transmission line. RF-output with 99.7% Gaussian fit profile is achieved with 99.9% energy conversion. Results support the bright, single Gaussian beam output from gyrotron. (author)

  8. Gyrotron: an application of the relativistic bunching of electrons to the generation of intense millimeter microwave radiation

    The cyclotron maser or gyrotron is capable of generating high power microwaves at millimeter wave frequencies for applications in fusion heating, radar astronomy and communications. Analytic and numerical simulation models are developed that describe the behavior of these devices under realistic laboratory conditions including the effects of circuit geometry, beam thermal spread, and mode competition. In Chapter 2, a generalized linear theory for the gyrotron is presented in the form of an integro-differential equation that can be solved within various circuit geometries thus describing gyro-amplifiers, gyro-oscillatory and gyroklystrons. In Chapter 3 a complete description of a finite size electromagnetic particle simulation model is presented that describes gyrotrons operating in a TE/sub mn/ waveguide mode. In Chapter 4 simulations and theoretical analysis are made of gyrotron amplifiers operating in the TE/sub 01/ mode. In Chapter 5 the linear eigenmodes and eigenfrequencies of gyrotron oscillators are examined. In Chapter 6 the experimental development of a GHz gyrotron is presented. Theoretical and numerical predictions of oscillation thresholds and efficiencies compare favorably with experimental data

  9. Effects of electron beam parameters and velocity spread on radio frequency output of a photonic band gap cavity gyrotron oscillator

    Singh, Ashutosh, E-mail: asingh.rs.ece@iitbhu.ac.in [Faculty of Physical Sciences, Institute of Natural Sciences and Humanities, Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University, Lucknow-Deva Road, Uttar Pradesh 225003 (India); Center of Research in Microwave Tubes, Department of Electronics Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi 221005 (India); Jain, P. K. [Center of Research in Microwave Tubes, Department of Electronics Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi 221005 (India)

    2015-09-15

    In this paper, the effects of electron beam parameters and velocity spread on the RF behavior of a metallic photonic band gap (PBG) cavity gyrotron operating at 35 GHz with TE{sub 041}–like mode have been theoretically demonstrated. PBG cavity is used here to achieve a single mode operation of the overmoded cavity. The nonlinear time-dependent multimode analysis has been used to observe the beam-wave interaction behavior of the PBG cavity gyrotron, and a commercially available PIC code “CST Particle Studio” has been reconfigured to obtain 3D simulation results in order to validate the analytical values. The output power for this typical PBG gyrotron has been obtained ∼108 kW with ∼15.5% efficiency in a well confined TE{sub 041}–like mode, while all other competing modes have significantly low values of power output. The output power and efficiency of a gyrotron depend highly on the electron beam parameters and velocity spread. The influence of several electron beam parameters, e.g., beam voltage, beam current, beam velocity pitch factor, and DC magnetic field, on the PBG gyrotron operations has been investigated. This study would be helpful in optimising the electron beam parameters and estimating accurate RF output power of the high frequency PBG cavity based gyrotron oscillators.

  10. Effects of electron beam parameters and velocity spread on radio frequency output of a photonic band gap cavity gyrotron oscillator

    In this paper, the effects of electron beam parameters and velocity spread on the RF behavior of a metallic photonic band gap (PBG) cavity gyrotron operating at 35 GHz with TE041–like mode have been theoretically demonstrated. PBG cavity is used here to achieve a single mode operation of the overmoded cavity. The nonlinear time-dependent multimode analysis has been used to observe the beam-wave interaction behavior of the PBG cavity gyrotron, and a commercially available PIC code “CST Particle Studio” has been reconfigured to obtain 3D simulation results in order to validate the analytical values. The output power for this typical PBG gyrotron has been obtained ∼108 kW with ∼15.5% efficiency in a well confined TE041–like mode, while all other competing modes have significantly low values of power output. The output power and efficiency of a gyrotron depend highly on the electron beam parameters and velocity spread. The influence of several electron beam parameters, e.g., beam voltage, beam current, beam velocity pitch factor, and DC magnetic field, on the PBG gyrotron operations has been investigated. This study would be helpful in optimising the electron beam parameters and estimating accurate RF output power of the high frequency PBG cavity based gyrotron oscillators

  11. Intense pulsed light vs. long-pulsed dye laser treatment of telangiectasia after radiotherapy for breast cancer: a randomized split-lesion trial of two different treatments

    Nymann, P.; Hedelund, L.; Hædersdal, Merete

    2009-01-01

    Background Chronic radiodermatitis is a common sequela of treatment for breast cancer and potentially a psychologically distressing factor for the affected women. Objectives To evaluate the efficacy and adverse effects of treatments with a long-pulsed dye laser (LPDL) vs. intense pulsed light (IPL...... because of hypo-pigmentation of the IPL treated areas, which slowly repigmented within 1 year. Conclusions This study was based on two specific laser and IPL devices, and found the LPDL treatment to be advantageous compared with IPL due to superior vessel clearance and less pain Udgivelsesdato: 2009/6...

  12. The Role of Lithium Conditioning in Achieving High Performance, Long Pulse H-mode Discharges in the NSTX and EAST Devices

    Maingi, Rajesh [PPPL; Mansfield, D. K. [PPPL; Gong, X. Z. [IPPCAS; Sun, Z. [IPPCAS; Bell, M. G. [PPPL

    2014-10-01

    In this paper, the role of lithium wall conditioning on the achievement of high performance, long pulse discharges in the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) and the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) is documented. Common observations include recycling reduction and elimination of ELMs. In NSTX, lithium conditioning typically resulted in ELM-free operation with impurity accumulation, which was ameliorated e.g. with pulsed 3D fields to trigger controlled ELMs. Active lithium conditioning in EAST discharges has overcome this problem, producing an ELM-free Hmode with controlled density and impurities.

  13. The gyrotron - a key component of high-power microwave transmitters

    Radio-frequency heating of dense plasmas is a central feature of numerous experiments currently being carried out in fusion research facilities the world over. To heat the plasma to a thermonuclear state, microwave transmitters with power outputs of 1 MW at frequencies from a few GHz to more than 100 GHz are required. The only commercially available r.f. tube capable of generating continuous-wave powers of more than 100 kW at frequencies above 10 GHz is the gyrotron. Work is being carried out on the development of a quasi-optical gyroklystron (120-150 GHz/>200 kW) for electron cyclotron resonant heating (ECRH) of fusion plasmas. A prototype of a cylindrical gyromonotron for lower hybrid heating (LHH) at 8 GHz has already been built and successfully tested. The operating principles and design of the two types of gyrotron are described. (Auth.)

  14. Problem-Oriented Simulation Packages and Computational Infrastructure for Numerical Studies of Powerful Gyrotrons

    Damyanova, M.; Sabchevski, S.; Zhelyazkov, I.; Vasileva, E.; Balabanova, E.; Dankov, P.; Malinov, P.

    2016-05-01

    Powerful gyrotrons are necessary as sources of strong microwaves for electron cyclotron resonance heating (ECRH) and electron cyclotron current drive (ECCD) of magnetically confined plasmas in various reactors (most notably ITER) for controlled thermonuclear fusion. Adequate physical models and efficient problem-oriented software packages are essential tools for numerical studies, analysis, optimization and computer-aided design (CAD) of such high-performance gyrotrons operating in a CW mode and delivering output power of the order of 1-2 MW. In this report we present the current status of our simulation tools (physical models, numerical codes, pre- and post-processing programs, etc.) as well as the computational infrastructure on which they are being developed, maintained and executed.

  15. Development and simulation of RF components for high power millimeter wave gyrotrons

    To test gyrotron RF components, efficient low-power generators for rotating high-order modes of high purity are necessary. Designs of generators for the TE15,3 mode at 84 GHz and for the TE31,8 mode at 168 GHz are presented and some preliminary test results are discussed. In addition, Toshiba gyrotron cavities at 168 GHz were analyzed for leakage of RF power in the beam tunnel. To decrease RF power leakage, the declination angle of the cut-off cavity cross section has to be decreased. A TE15,3 waveguide nonlinear uptaper is analyzed at 84 GHz as well as 168 GHz uptapers. Since the calculated conversion losses are slightly higher than designed value, an optimization of those uptapers may be required. (author)

  16. High-frequency gyrotrons and their application to tokamak plasma heating

    A comprehensive analysis of high frequency (100 to 200 GHz) and high power (> 100 kW) gyrotrons has been conducted. It is shown that high frequencies will be required in order for electron cyclotron radiation to propagate to the center of a compact tokamak power reactor. High power levels will be needed in order to ignite the plasma with a reasonable number of gyrotron units. In the first part of this research, a set of analytic expressions, valid for all TE cavity modes and all harmonics, is derived for the starting current and frequency detuning using the Vlasov-Maxwell equations in the weakly relativistic limit. The use of an optical cavity is also investigated

  17. Development of the Multifrequency Gyrotron FU CW GV with Gaussian Beam Output

    Tatematsu, Yoshinori; Yamaguchi, Yuusuke; Ichioka, Ryoichi; Kotera, Masaki; Saito, Teruo; Idehara, Toshitaka

    2015-08-01

    Gyrotron FU CW GV has been developed as a multifrequency gyrotron for operation over the frequency range from 162 to 265 GHz at frequencies separated by steps of approximately 10 GHz. The oscillation modes were selected; the radii of the caustic surfaces for the electromagnetic waves of the modes had similar values in the waveguide, and it was therefore expected that these modes would be converted into Gaussian beams by a mode converter. In reality, more than ten modes oscillated and the Gaussian-like beams were radiated. A double-disk window with variable spacing maintains the transmittance through the window at a high level over a wide range of frequencies. Using this window, output powers of more than 1 kW were observed for almost all the expected modes.

  18. Development of Gyrotron and JT-60U EC heating system for fusion reactor

    The progress of ECH technology, for ITER and JT-60U tokamak, are presented. In the development of gyrotron, 0.9MW/9.2sec, 0.5MW/30sec, 0.3MW/60sec, etc. have been demonstrated at 170GHz. At 110GHz, 1.3MW/1.2sec, 1.2MW/4.1sec, 1MW/5sec were obtained. It is found that the reduction of the stray radiation and the enhancement of cooling capability are keys for CW operation. Four 110GHz gyrotrons are under operation in the ECH system of JT-60U. The power up to approximately 3MW/2.7sec was injected into the plasma through the poloidally movable mirrors, and contributed to the electron heating up to 26keV(ne∼0.5x1013cm-3), and the suppression of the neo-classical tearing mode. (author)

  19. Comparison of Different Methods for Calculating Gyrotron Quasi-Optical Mode Converters

    Gashturi, A. P.; Chirkov, A. V.; Denisov, G. G.; Paveliev, A. B.

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents the use of combination of three methods for calculation and synthesis of high-efficiency microwave mode converters, such as radiators of gyrotrons. The analytical method yields immediate estimates of mode converter dimensions, the Scalar Integral Equation (SIE) allows one to synthesize efficiently the optimal profile of the mode converter, and the most accurate Electric Field Integral Equation (EFIE) is used to check all transmission characteristics of the converter including calculations of reflection and cross-polarization. The combination of these three methods is an optimal for the mode converter design. Just so the launcher was designed for a quasi-optical mode converter used in the 60 GHz gyrotron in the TE7,3 operating mode. The simulation results agree well with the measured data. The paper also presents for the first time an accurate derivation of the SIE method.

  20. Development of gyrotron and JT-60U EC heating system for fusion reactor

    The progress of ECH technology, for ITER and JT-60U tokamak, are presented. In the development of gyrotron, 0.9MW/9.2sec, 0.5MW/30sec, 0.3MW/60sec, etc. have been demonstrated at 170GHz. At 110GHz, 1.3MW/1.2sec, 1.2MW/4. 1sec. 1MW/5sec were obtained. It is found that the reduction of the stray radiation and the enhancement of cooling capability are keys for CW operation. Four 110GHz gyrotrons are under operation in the ECH system of JT-60U. The power up to approximately 3MW/2.7sec was injected into the plasma through the poloidally movable mirrors, and contributed to the electron heating up to 26keV(ne∼0.5x1013cm-3), and the suppression of the neo-classical tearing mode. (author)

  1. Time-domain theory of gyrotron traveling wave amplifiers operating at grazing incidence

    Time-domain theory of the gyrotron traveling wave tube (gyro-TWT) operating at grazing incidence has been developed. The theory is based on a description of wave propagation by a parabolic equation. The results of the simulations are compared with experimental results of the observation of subnanosecond pulse amplification in a gyro-TWT consisting of three gain sections separated by severs. The theory developed can also be used successfully for a description of amplification of monochromatic signals

  2. Time domain analysis of a gyrotron traveling wave amplifier with misaligned electron beam

    This article develops a time-domain theory to study the beam-wave interaction in gyrotron traveling wave amplifier (gyro-TWA) with a misaligned electron beam. The effects of beam misalignment on the TE01 mode gyro-TWA operating at the fundamental are discussed. Numerical results show that the effect of misalignment is less obvious when the input power is larger, and the influences of misalignment on the stable gain and the stable time are basically opposite

  3. A 250 GHz Gyrotron with a 3 GHz Tuning Bandwidth for Dynamic Nuclear Polarization

    Barnes, Alexander B.; Nanni, Emilio A.; Herzfeld, Judith; Griffin, Robert G.; Temkin, Richard J.

    2012-01-01

    We describe the design and implementation of a novel tunable 250 GHz gyrotron oscillator with >10 W output power over most of a 3 GHz band and >35 W peak power. The tuning bandwidth and power are sufficient to generate a >1 MHz nutation frequency across the entire nitroxide EPR lineshape for cross effect DNP, as well as to excite solid effect transitions utilizing other radicals, without the need for sweeping the NMR magnetic field. Substantially improved tunability is achieved by implementin...

  4. Final Report for 'Gyrotron Design and Evaluation using New Particle-in-Cell Capability'

    ITER will depend on high power CW gyrotrons to deliver power to the plasma at ECR frequencies. However, gyrotrons can suffer from undesirable low frequency oscillations (LFO's) which are known to interfere with the gun-region diagnostics and data collection, and are also expected to produce undesirable energy and velocity spread in the beam. The origins and processes leading to these oscillations are poorly understood, and existing gyrotron R and D tools, such as static gun solvers and interaction region models, are not designed to look at time-dependant oscillatory behavior. We have applied a time-domain particle-in-cell method to investigate the LFO phenomenon. Our company is at the forefront of smooth-curved-boundary treatment of the electromagnetic fields and particle emission surfaces, and such methods are necessary to simulate the adiabatically trapped and reflected electrons thought to be driving the oscillations. This approach provides the means for understanding, in microscopic detail, the underlying physical processes driving the low-frequency oscillations. In the Phase I project, an electron gun region from an existing gyrotron, known to observe LFO's, was selected as a proof-of-principle geometry, and was modeled with the curved-geometry time-domain simulation tool, in order to establish the feasibility of simulating LFO physics with this tool on office-scale, and larger, parallel cluster computers. Generally, it was found to be feasible to model the simulation geometry, emission, and magnetic features of the electron gun. Ultimately, the tool will be used to investigate the origins and life cycle within the trapped particle population. This tool also provides the foundations and validation for potential application of the software to numerous other time-dependant beam and rf source problems in the commercial arena.

  5. Diffraction and Scattering in Launchers of Quasi-Optical Mode Converters for Gyrotrons

    Flamm, Jens Hanspeter

    2012-01-01

    In this work different methods for the calculation of diffraction and scattering in launchers of quasi-optical mode converters for gyrotrons are compared, ranked and extended. The extension gives the opportunity to take a tapered average radius of the waveguide antenna into account. The comparison and the extension of the fast field calculation methods for component synthesis opens the possibility to reduce diffraction and stray radiation of reliable and powerful millimeter wave sources.

  6. Analysis of the output mode from 60 GHz, 200 kW pulsed and CW gyrotrons

    A Varian 60 GHz, CW gyrotron has recently been operated at power levels up to 200 kW CW. The tube employs a TE011/TE021 complex interaction cavity which inhibits mode competition by the TE221 mode with the desired TE021 mode. The output mode of the cavity is nominally in the TE02 circular waveguide mode in overmoded waveguide. Since the output waveguide also serves as the gyrotron collector, mode conversion occurs in the taper sections and gaps incorporated into the collector. Measurements of the mode conversion on a 60 GHz, 200 kw, 100 ms pulse tube, have been made and compared with similar measurements on the 60 GHz. 200 kW, CW gyrotron. These measurements indicated that the CW tube had significantly more conversion of the TE02 mode into other TE/sub on/ modes than did the pulse tube. Current design work is aimed at reducing the mode conversion of the CW design to the same levels as the pulse design (less than or equal to 10% mode converison)

  7. A 0.33-THz second-harmonic frequency-tunable gyrotron

    Zheng-Di, Li; Chao-Hai, Du; Xiang-Bo, Qi; Li, Luo; Pu-Kun, Liu

    2016-02-01

    Dynamics of the axial mode transition process in a 0.33-THz second-harmonic gyrotron is investigated to reveal the physical mechanism of realizing broadband frequency tuning in an open cavity circuit. A new interaction mechanism about propagating waves, featured by wave competition and wave cooperation, is presented and provides a new insight into the beam-wave interaction. The two different features revealed in the two different operation regions of low-order axial modes (LOAMs) and high-order axial modes (HOAMs) respectively determine the characteristic of the overall performance of the device essentially. The device performance is obtained by the simulation based on the time-domain nonlinear theory and shows that using a 12-kV/150-mA electron beam and TE-3,4 mode, the second harmonic gyrotron can generate terahertz radiations with frequency-tuning ranges of about 0.85 GHz and 0.60 GHz via magnetic field and beam voltage tuning, respectively. Additionally, some non-stationary phenomena in the mode startup process are also analyzed. The investigation in this paper presents guidance for future developing high-performance frequency-tunable gyrotrons toward terahertz applications. Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 61471007, 61531002, 61522101, and 11275206) and the Seeding Grant for Medicine and Information Science of Peking University, China (Grant No. 2014-MI-01).

  8. Microwave method for synthesis of micro- and nanostructures with controllable composition during gyrotron discharge

    Batanov, German M.; Borzosekov, Valentin D.; Golberg, Dmitri; Iskhakova, Ludmila D.; Kolik, Leonid V.; Konchekov, Evgeny M.; Kharchev, Nikolai K.; Letunov, Alexander A.; Malakhov, Dmitry V.; Milovich, Filipp O.; Obraztsova, Ekaterina A.; Petrov, Alexander E.; Ryabikina, Irina G.; Sarksian, Karen A.; Stepakhin, Vladimir D.; Skvortsova, Nina N.

    2016-01-01

    We introduce an approach toward the synthesis of micro- and nanostructures under nonequilibrium microwave discharges within metal-dielectric powder mixtures induced by powerful microwave gyrotron radiation. A new plasma-chemical reactor capable of sustaining a discharge regime with an afterglow phase of an order of magnitude longer than the gyrotron pulse duration was constructed for these experiments. In the nonequilibrium conditions of such a discharge, plasma-induced exothermic chemical reactions leading to the synthesis of various compounds were initiated. The synthesized structures were deposited on the reactor walls and on the impurity particles within the reactor. This method was tested under gyrotron-initiated discharges within various metal-dielectric powder mixtures of titanium-boron, molybdenum-boron, titanium-silicon-boron, molybdenum-boron nitride, molybdenum-tungsten-boron nitride, and so on. Depending on the powder mixture composition, reactor atmosphere, and other parameters, micro- and nanosized particles of boron nitride, titanium diboride, molybdenum boride, titanium boride, molybdenum, and molybdenum oxide, were synthesized, detected, and analyzed.

  9. Optimization of megawatt 77-GHz gyrotron operation for collective Thomson scattering in LHD

    To establish a method for suppressing the spurious radiation that interferes with collective Thomson scattering measurements with less degradation of the main mode output power, the frequency evolution, and the output power of the megawatt 77-GHz gyrotron were measured during operation under optimized parameters. According to a mode competition calculation, the main mode output power may be increased by setting a lower gyrotron anode voltage at a higher magnetic field strength in the gyrotron resonator. Although the output power increased from 300 kW to 530 kW without any spurious radiation when the optimized operational parameters were used, the output power was about 50% of that at a lower magnetic field strength, and thus the output pulse width was limited to 60 ms. When an approach using the optimized operational parameters and a PIN switch was applied, the output power increased to 800 kW without any harmful spurious radiation effect and the pulse width was expanded to 2 s. (author)

  10. Heater design and thermal analysis of cathode assembly for 170 GHZ, 1 MW gyrotron

    An activity of design and development of 170 GHz gyrotron is started at CEERI Pilani. 170 GHz is chosen ECRH frequency at ITER and total 24 MW of RF power generated from gyrotrons will be pumped into the ECRH system of ITER. This paper presents the design of toroid shape heater for dispenser cathode and the thermal analysis of complete cathode assembly for 3.2 MW triode type MIG for 170 GHz gyrotron. Finite element method based simulation tool ANSYS Work Banch (v.14.0) is used in the simulations. In the heater design, various electrical and geometrical parameters such as filament radius, number of turns, wire thickness, heater voltage, etc are optimized. The temperature on heater is optimized around 1600 °C considering the cathode temperature around 1100 °C. Tungsten is used as the filament material due to its excellent thermal properties. After the design of heater, thermal analysis is also performed for the complete cathode assembly. Various types of potting materials are also investigated. (author)

  11. Experimental Study Of A 1.5-mw, 110-ghz Gyrotron Oscillator

    Anderson, J P

    2005-01-01

    This thesis reports the design, construction and testing of a 1.5 MW, 110 GHz gyrotron oscillator. This high power microwave tube has been proposed as the next evolutionary step for gyrotrons used to provide electron cyclotron heating required in fusion devices. A short pulse gyrotron based on the industrial tube design was built at MIT for experimental studies. The experiments are the first demonstration of such high powers at 110 GHz. Using a 96 kV, 40 A electron beam, over 1.4 MW was axially extracted in the design (TE22,6) mode in 3 μs pulses, corresponding to a microwave efficiency of 37%. The beam alpha, the ratio of transverse to axial velocity in the electron beam, was measured with a probe. At the high efficiency operating point the beam alpha was measured as 1.33. This value of alpha is less than the design value of 1.4, possibly accounting for the slightly reduced experimental efficiency. The output power and efficiency, as a function of magnetic field, beam voltage, and beam current, are in...

  12. A highly efficient and compact long pulse Nd:YAG rod laser with 540 J of pulse energy for welding application.

    Choubey, Ambar; Vishwakarma, S C; Misra, Pushkar; Jain, R K; Agrawal, D K; Arya, R; Upadhyaya, B N; Oak, S M

    2013-07-01

    We have developed an efficient and high average power flash lamp pumped long pulse Nd:YAG laser capable of generating 1 kW of average output power with maximum 540 J of single pulse energy and 20 kW of peak power. The laser pulse duration can be varied from 1 to 40 ms and repetition rate from 1 to 100 Hz. A compact and robust laser pump chamber and resonator was designed to achieve this high average and peak power. It was found that this laser system provides highest single pulse energy as compared to other long pulsed Nd:YAG laser systems of similar rating. A slope efficiency of 5.4% has been achieved, which is on higher side for typical lamp pumped solid-state lasers. This system will be highly useful in laser welding of materials such as aluminium and titanium. We have achieved 4 mm deep penetration welding of these metals under optimized conditions of output power, pulse energy, and pulse duration. The laser resonator was optimized to provide stable operation from single shot to 100 Hz of repetition rate. The beam quality factor was measured to be M(2) ~ 91 and pulse-to-pulse stability of ±3% for the multimode operation. The laser beam was efficiently coupled through an optical fiber of 600 μm core diameter and 0.22 numerical aperture with power transmission of 90%. PMID:23902045

  13. Long-pulsed dye laser versus intense pulsed light for photodamaged skin: A randomized split-face trial with blinded response evaluation

    Jorgensen, G.F.; Hedelund, L.; Haedersdal, M.

    2008-01-01

    Objective: In a randomized controlled split-face trial to evaluate efficacy and adverse effects from rejuvenation with long-pulsed dye laser (LPDL) versus intense pulsed light (IPL). Materials and Methods: Twenty female volunteers with Fitzpatrick skin types I-III, classes I-II rhytids, and symme......Objective: In a randomized controlled split-face trial to evaluate efficacy and adverse effects from rejuvenation with long-pulsed dye laser (LPDL) versus intense pulsed light (IPL). Materials and Methods: Twenty female volunteers with Fitzpatrick skin types I-III, classes I-II rhytids......, and symmetrical split-face photodamage were included in the study. Subjects received a series of three treatments at 3-week intervals with half-face LPDL (V-beam Perfecta, 595 nm, Candela Laser Corporation) and half-face IPL (Ellipse Flex, Danish Dermatologic Development); the interventions being randomly.......75-5.5) treatments (Plaser and IPL equipments, which found LPDL rejuvenation advantageous to IPL rejuvenation due to superior vessel...

  14. Plasma wall interaction in long-pulse helium discharge in LHD – Microscopic modification of the wall surface and its impact on particle balance and impurity generation

    Tokitani, M., E-mail: tokitani.masayuki@LHD.nifs.ac.jp [National Institute for Fusion Science, Oroshi, Toki, Gifu 509-5292 (Japan); Kasahara, H.; Masuzaki, S.; Motojima, G.; Shoji, M. [National Institute for Fusion Science, Oroshi, Toki, Gifu 509-5292 (Japan); Ueda, Y. [Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan); Yoshida, N. [Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University, Kasuga-koen, Kasuga, Fukuoka 816-8580 (Japan); Yoshimura, Y. [National Institute for Fusion Science, Oroshi, Toki, Gifu 509-5292 (Japan); Nagasaki, K. [Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011 (Japan); Ashikawa, N.; Mutoh, T.; Yamada, H. [National Institute for Fusion Science, Oroshi, Toki, Gifu 509-5292 (Japan); Nagata, S. [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8577 (Japan)

    2015-08-15

    Ultra-long-pulse helium discharge with ion and electron cyclotron heating (ICH + ECH) in the Large Helical Device (LHD) was achieved in a 48 min plasma (n{sub e} ∼ 1.2 × 10{sup 19} m{sup −3}, T{sub i,e} ∼ 2 keV) with an average heating power of 1.2 MW. The temperature of the first-wall surface during discharges remained at nearly room temperature. However, even in ultra-long-pulse helium discharge, the discharge conditions cannot be said to be in a steady-state, because of two major issues interrupting the steady-state condition. One is the “dynamic change of the wall pumping rate” and the other is the “termination of the discharge with the exfoliation of the mixed-material deposition layers.” Microscopic modifications, such as helium radiation damage and the formation of the mixed-material deposition layers composed of C (∼98%) and Fe (∼2%), on the plasma facing components (PFMs) were clarified to possibly influence the major issues.

  15. Comparative study of efficacy of 30% Salicylic acid peel VsLong-pulsed 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser for treatment of Keratosis Pilaris

    Zonunsanga

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Keratosis pilaris(KP is a disorder of keratinization of hair follicles characterized by keratin plugs in the hair follicles with perifollicular erythema. It may be inherited with X-Linked Dominant, or may be sporadic. Aim of the study: to compare the efficacy of 30% Salicylic acid and Long pulsed 1064nm Nd:YAG laser for treatment of keratosis pilaris. Materials and Methods: Out of 20 patients, 10 patients were given 30% Salicylic acid peel (after washing their face every 15 days for 2 months. Another 15 patients were given the 1064 nm Nd:YAG Long pulse, Spot size: 10 mm, Pulse width: 30 ms every 4-6 weeks for 4 sitting. Results: Among salicylic acid treated group, only 2 out of 10 showed improvement between 50-75%, and were slightly satisfied; none showed >75% improvement, and 8 out of 10 failed to show >50% improvement and were considered as failure of the therapy. Among the Nd:YAG treated group, 3 out of 10 showed 50-75% improvement and were slightly satisfied;none showed > 75% improvement, 7 out 10 failed to show successful results i.e. >50% improvement. Conclusion: Both of the treatments are not much effective and do not give consistent and satisfactory results for treatment of keratosis pilaris.

  16. Plasma wall interaction in long-pulse helium discharge in LHD – Microscopic modification of the wall surface and its impact on particle balance and impurity generation

    Ultra-long-pulse helium discharge with ion and electron cyclotron heating (ICH + ECH) in the Large Helical Device (LHD) was achieved in a 48 min plasma (ne ∼ 1.2 × 1019 m−3, Ti,e ∼ 2 keV) with an average heating power of 1.2 MW. The temperature of the first-wall surface during discharges remained at nearly room temperature. However, even in ultra-long-pulse helium discharge, the discharge conditions cannot be said to be in a steady-state, because of two major issues interrupting the steady-state condition. One is the “dynamic change of the wall pumping rate” and the other is the “termination of the discharge with the exfoliation of the mixed-material deposition layers.” Microscopic modifications, such as helium radiation damage and the formation of the mixed-material deposition layers composed of C (∼98%) and Fe (∼2%), on the plasma facing components (PFMs) were clarified to possibly influence the major issues

  17. On the dependence of the efficiency of a 240 GHz high-power gyrotron on the displacement of the electron beam and on the azimuthal index

    Dumbrajs, O. [Institute of Solid State Physics (ISSP), Association EUROATOM-University of Latvia, Kengaraga iela 8, LV-1063 Riga (Latvia); Avramidis, K. A.; Franck, J.; Jelonnek, J. [Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology (IHM), Association EURATOM-KIT, Kaiserstrasse 12, 76131 Karlsruhe (Germany)

    2014-01-15

    Two issues in the cavity design for a Megawatt-class, 240 GHz gyrotron are addressed. Those are first, the effect of a misaligned electron beam on the gyrotron efficiency and second, a possible azimuthal instability of the gyrotron. The aforementioned effects are important for any gyrotron operation, but could be more critical in the operation of Megawatt-class gyrotrons at frequencies above 200 GHz, which will be the anticipated requirement of DEMO. The target is to provide some basic trends to be considered during the refinement and optimization of the design. Self-consistent calculations are the base for simulations wherever possible. However, in cases for which self-consistent models were not available, fixed-field results are presented. In those cases, the conservative nature of the results should be kept in mind.

  18. On the dependence of the efficiency of a 240 GHz high-power gyrotron on the displacement of the electron beam and on the azimuthal index

    Two issues in the cavity design for a Megawatt-class, 240 GHz gyrotron are addressed. Those are first, the effect of a misaligned electron beam on the gyrotron efficiency and second, a possible azimuthal instability of the gyrotron. The aforementioned effects are important for any gyrotron operation, but could be more critical in the operation of Megawatt-class gyrotrons at frequencies above 200 GHz, which will be the anticipated requirement of DEMO. The target is to provide some basic trends to be considered during the refinement and optimization of the design. Self-consistent calculations are the base for simulations wherever possible. However, in cases for which self-consistent models were not available, fixed-field results are presented. In those cases, the conservative nature of the results should be kept in mind

  19. 2.2 MW Operation of the European Coaxial-Cavity Pre-Prototype Gyrotron for ITER

    Full text: A 2 MW, CW, 170 GHz coaxial-cavity gyrotron for electron cyclotron heating and current drive in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) is under development within an European Gyrotron Consortium (EGYC*). To support the development of the industrial prototype of a CW gyrotron, a short pulse tube (pre-prototype) is used at KIT (former FZK) for experimental verification of the design of critical components, such as electron gun, beam tunnel, cavity and quasi-optical (q.o.) RF-output coupler. Significant progress was achieved recently. In particular, RF output power of up to 2.2 MW with 30% output efficiency has been obtained in single-mode operation at 170 GHz. Furthermore, an excellent quality of the RF output beam with ∼ 96% fundamental Gaussian mode content has been obtained by using a new quasi-optical RF output system. The verification of these results with computer simulations will be presented. (author)

  20. 180 mJ, long-pulse-duration, master-oscillator power amplifier with linewidth less than 25.6 kHz for laser guide stars.

    Wang, Chunhua; Zhang, Xiang; Ye, Zhibin; Liu, Chong; Chen, Jun

    2013-07-01

    A high-energy single-frequency hundred-microsecond long-pulse solid-state laser is demonstrated, which features an electro-optically modulated seed laser and two-stage double-passed pulse-pumped solid-state laser rod amplifier. Laser output with energy of 180 mJ, repetition rate of 50 Hz, and pulse width of 150 μs is achieved. The laser linewidth is measured to be less than 25.52 kHz by a fiber delay self-heterodyne method. In addition, a closed-loop controlling system is adopted to lock the center wavelength. No relaxation oscillation spikes appear in the pulse temporal profile, which is beneficial for further amplification. PMID:23842267

  1. Efficient delivery of 60 J pulse energy of long pulse Nd:YAG laser through 200 m core diameter optical fibre

    Ravindra Singh; Ambar Choubey; R K Jain; S C Vishwakarma; D K Agrawal; Sabir Ali; B N Upadhyaya; S M Oak

    2014-02-01

    Most of today’s industrial Nd:YAG lasers use fibre-optic beam delivery. In such lasers, fibre core diameter is an important consideration in deploying a beam delivery system. Using a smaller core diameter fibre allows higher irradiances at focus position, less degradation of beam quality, and a larger stand-off distance. In this work, we have put efforts to efficiently deliver the laser output of ‘ceramic reflector’-based long pulse Nd:YAG laser through a 200 m core diameter optical fibre and successfully delivered up to 60 J of pulse energy with 90% transmission efficiency, using a GRADIUM (axial gradient) plano-convex lens to sharply focus down the beam on the end face of the optical fibre and fibre end faces have been cleaved to achieve higher surface damage thresholds.

  2. Infrared surface temperature measurements for long pulse operation, and real time feedback control in Tore-Supra, an actively cooled Tokamak

    Guilhem, D.; Adjeroud, B.; Balorin, C.; Buravand, Y.; Bertrand, B.; Bondil, J.L.; Desgranges, C.; Gauthier, E.; Lipa, M.; Messina, P.; Missirlian, M.; Mitteau, R.; Moulin, D.; Pocheau, C.; Portafaix, C.; Reichle, R.; Roche, H.; Saille, A.; Vallet, S

    2004-07-01

    Tore-Supra has a steady-state magnetic field using super-conducting magnets and water-cooled plasma facing components for high performances long pulse plasma discharges. When not actively cooled, plasma-facing components can only accumulate a limited amount of energy since the temperature increase continuously (T proportional to {radical}(t)) during the discharge until radiation cooling is equal to the incoming heat flux (T > 1800 K). Such an environment is found in most today Tokamaks. In the present paper we report the recent results of Tore-Supra, especially the design of the new generation of infrared endoscopes to measure the surface temperature of the plasma facing components. The Tore-Supra infrared thermography system is composed of 7 infrared endoscopes, this system is described in details in the paper, the new JET infrared thermography system is presented and some insights of the ITER set of visible/infrared endoscope is given. (authors)

  3. Infrared surface temperature measurements for long pulse operation, and real time feedback control in Tore-Supra, an actively cooled Tokamak

    Tore-Supra has a steady-state magnetic field using super-conducting magnets and water-cooled plasma facing components for high performances long pulse plasma discharges. When not actively cooled, plasma-facing components can only accumulate a limited amount of energy since the temperature increase continuously (T proportional to √(t)) during the discharge until radiation cooling is equal to the incoming heat flux (T > 1800 K). Such an environment is found in most today Tokamaks. In the present paper we report the recent results of Tore-Supra, especially the design of the new generation of infrared endoscopes to measure the surface temperature of the plasma facing components. The Tore-Supra infrared thermography system is composed of 7 infrared endoscopes, this system is described in details in the paper, the new JET infrared thermography system is presented and some insights of the ITER set of visible/infrared endoscope is given. (authors)

  4. Heat Flux Calculation and Problem of Flaking of Boron Carbide Coatings on the Faraday Screen of the ICRH Antennas During Tore Supra High Power, Long Pulse Operation

    Corre, Y. [French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Cadarache, St. Paul lez Durance; Lipa, M. [CEA IRFM, St. Paul-lez-Durance, France; Agarici, G. [Fusion for Energy (F4E), Barcelona, Spain; Basiuk, V. [CEA IRFM, St. Paul-lez-Durance, France; Colas, L. [French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA); Courtois, X. [CEA, St. Paul Les Durance, France; Dumont, R. J. [French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Cadarache, St. Paul lez Durance; Ekedahl, A. [French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Institute for Magnetic Fusion Research (IRFM); Gardarein, J. L. [University of Aix, Marseille, France; Klepper, C Christopher [ORNL; Martin, V. [French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Institute for Magnetic Fusion Research (IRFM); Moncada, V. [CEA, St. Paul Les Durance, France; Portafaix, C. [CEA, St. Paul Les Durance, France; Rigollet, F. [University of Aix, Marseille, France; Tawizgant, R. [CEA, St. Paul Les Durance, France; Travere, J. M. [CEA, St. Paul Les Durance, France; Valliez, K. [CEA, St. Paul Les Durance, France

    2011-01-01

    Reliable and repetitive high power and long pulse tokamak operation is strongly dependant of the ability to secure the Plasma Facing Components (PFCs). In Tore Supra, a network of 7 infrared (IR) video cameras is routinely used to prevent PFCs overheating and damage in selected regions. Real time feedback control and offline analysis are essential for basic protection and understanding of abnormal thermal events. One important limitation detected by the IR real time feed-back loop during high power RF operation (injected power of 9.5 MW over 26 s and 12 MW over 10 s have been achieved respectively in 2006 and 2008) is due to the interaction between fast ions which increase the power flux density and flaking of the boron carbide coatings on the Faraday screen box of the ICRH antennas. An IR-based experimental procedure is proposed in order to detect new flakes during plasma operation. The thermal response of the B4C coating is studied with and without flaking during plasma operation. The experimental heat flux deposited by fast ion losses on the Faraday screen is calculated for high (3.8 T) and low magnetic field (2 T) during high RF power operation (with fundamental hydrogen minority and second harmonic ICRH heating schemes respectively). The paper addresses both thermal science issues applied to machine protection and limitation due to fast ions issues during high RF power, long pulse operation. Safety margin to critical heat flux and number of fatigue cycles under heat load are presented in the paper.

  5. Measurement of the electric field pattern of a Fabry-Perot resonator used in quasi-optical gyrotrons

    The field pattern of the resonator used in a quasi-optical gyrotron operating in the millimetre wave range is measured. Two resonators are studied: one composed of a spherical mirror and an ellipsoidal grating and the other symmetric using two mirrors with annular slots. The measurements indicate that the electric field distribution is gaussian, in spite of the complex geometry of the resonator, and thus provide an experimental basis for the assumption often used to compute the efficiency of quasi-optical gyrotrons. (author) 9 figs., 8 refs

  6. Study of a cylindrical cavity gyrotron, influence of power reflection and of the oscillation of a travelling mode

    The quality factor and oscillating mode of a gyrotron cavity are essential parameters to consider when trying to obtain a high power (>500 kW), high efficiency (∼50%) microwave source, which oscillates in a stable manner in the principal mode of the cavity. The study and development of an 8 GHz gyrotron whose resonant cavity is formed by a cylindrical waveguide of slowly varying radius, is undertaken. The study is principally concerned with the phenomena associated with the low quality factor of the TEo011 mode of the cavity. (author) figs., tabs., 102 refs

  7. Preliminary design of 1 MW, Ku-band gyrotron traveling-wave amplifier

    Chongqing JIAO

    2009-01-01

    The preliminary design results ofa 1-MW, Ku-band gyrotron traveling wave amplifier (gyro-TWA) are presented. Operating at the second cyclotron harmonic of the TE11 mode, the amplifier characterizes good stability even in the case of no distributed losses loaded, which could potentially allow it to be operated at high average power. Large signal simulation shows that the amplifier can generate a saturated peak power of about 1 MW with efficiency of 26.6%, gain of 31 dB, and 3-dB bandwidth of about 1 GHz when driven by a 100 kV, 40 A electron beam with 5% axial velocity spread.

  8. ECH-assisted Startup using ITER Prototype of 170 GHz Gyrotron in KSTAR

    Full text: The newly installed electron cyclotron heating and current drive (EC H&CD) system with a frequency of 170 GHz was successfully commissioned and used for the second-harmonic ECH- assisted startup in 2011 operational campaign of the KSTAR. As a RF power source, ITER pre-prototype of 170 GHz, 1 MW continuous-wave gyrotron was loaned from the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA). The Gaussian beam output from the gyrotron passes through an edge- cooled diamond window and is coupled to an HE11 corrugated waveguide via two phase correcting mirrors in a matching optics unit (MOU). The power coupled to the HE11 corrugated waveguide is delivered to the launcher by the transmission total length of 70 meters. For the first 1 MW EC H&CD system, 1-beam based 1 MW equatorial launcher is installed in the KSTAR Bay E-m. The launcher has been designed and fabricated in collaboration with both Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH). During the KSTAR 2011 campaign, 10-s pulse at 0.6 MW EC beam was reliably injected into the plasma. Also, 170 GHz second harmonic ECH-assisted start-up was successful leading to reduce the flux consumption at toroidal magnetic field of 3 T. In this experiment, the flux consumption until the plasma current flat-top was reduced from 4.13 Wb for pure Ohmic to 3.62 Wb (12% reduction) for the perpendicular injection. When the EC beam is launched with toroidal angle of 20 deg with respect to the outward radial direction at the steering mirror, more reduced magnetic flux consumption was obtained with 3.14 Wb (24% reduction) compared with pure OH plasmas. After the 2011 campaign, the gyrotron has been fully commissioned with the output power of 1 MW at the diamond window and the frequency of 170 GHz by precise alignment of the magnet to the gyrotron axis. (author)

  9. Experiment for Over 200 kW Oscillation of a 295 GHz Pulse Gyrotron

    YAMAGUCHI, YuuSuke; SAITO, Teruo; TATEMATSU, Yoshinori; IKEUCHI, Shinji; KASA, Jun; KOTERA, Masaki; Ogawa, Isamu; Idehara, Toshitaka; Kubo, Shin; SHIMOZUMA, Takashi; NISHIURA, Masaki; Tanaka, Kenji

    2013-01-01

    A high-power sub-THz gyrotron is under development as a power source of collective Thomson scatteringdiagnostic of fusion plasmas. It operates at a fundamental harmonic frequency of 295 GHz. A cavity whichrealizes stable and efficient single mode oscillation, an electron gun with an intense laminar electron beam, andan internal mode convertor are designed. A maximum oscillation power of 234kW is achieved with a Gaussianlike radiation pattern. The duration of 130kW pulse is extended up to 30 m...

  10. Experiment for over 200 kW oscillation of a 295 GHz pulse gyrotron

    A high-power sub-THz gyrotron is under development as a power source of collective Thomson scattering diagnostic of fusion plasmas. It operates at a fundamental harmonic frequency of 295 GHz. A cavity which realizes stable and efficient single mode oscillation, an electron gun with an intense laminar electron beam, and an internal mode convertor are designed. A maximum oscillation power of 234 kW is achieved with a Gaussian like radiation pattern. The duration of 130 kW pulse is extended up to 30 microseconds, which is limited by the configuration of power supply. (author)

  11. ECRH transmission system

    The M.I.T. gyrotron group operates a 140 GHz, short pulse (1μs) gyrotron with output power, at present, of up to 175 kW. Output radiation has been obtained in several modes, including TE03 at 140 GHz, TE23 at 137 GHz, TE42 at 128 GHz and TE52 at 145 GHz. Studies have been carried out of the mode purity, both in frequency and in space, of gyrotron output radiation. These studies investigate parasitic mode excitation and mode conversion of gyrotron output power. Far field patterns of gyrotron radiation have been investigated to determine mode symmetry and purity. These results are useful in estimating the efficiency of various transmission systems. Finally, a new approach to quasi-optical transmission lines and mode converters, using axisymmetric optics, is suggested

  12. Development of problem-oriented software packages for numerical studies and computer-aided design (CAD) of gyrotrons

    Damyanova, M.; Sabchevski, S.; Zhelyazkov, I.; Vasileva, E.; Balabanova, E.; Dankov, P.; Malinov, P.

    2016-03-01

    Gyrotrons are the most powerful sources of coherent CW (continuous wave) radiation in the frequency range situated between the long-wavelength edge of the infrared light (far-infrared region) and the microwaves, i.e., in the region of the electromagnetic spectrum which is usually called the THz-gap (or T-gap), since the output power of other devices (e.g., solid-state oscillators) operating in this interval is by several orders of magnitude lower. In the recent years, the unique capabilities of the sub-THz and THz gyrotrons have opened the road to many novel and future prospective applications in various physical studies and advanced high-power terahertz technologies. In this paper, we present the current status and functionality of the problem-oriented software packages (most notably GYROSIM and GYREOSS) used for numerical studies, computer-aided design (CAD) and optimization of gyrotrons for diverse applications. They consist of a hierarchy of codes specialized to modelling and simulation of different subsystems of the gyrotrons (EOS, resonant cavity, etc.) and are based on adequate physical models, efficient numerical methods and algorithms.

  13. A broadband gyrotron backward-wave oscillator with tapered interaction structure and magnetic field

    Li, G. D.; Chang, P. C.; Chiang, W. Y.; Lin, P. N.; Kao, S. H.; Lin, Y. N.; Huang, Y. J.; Barnett, L. R.; Chu, K. R., E-mail: krchu@yahoo.com.tw [Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan (China); Chen, H. Y.; Fan, C. T. [Wave Power Technology, 232 Youyi Road, Zhunan, Miaoli, Taiwan (China)

    2015-11-15

    The gyro-monotron and gyrotron backward-wave oscillator (gyro-BWO) are the two oscillator versions of gyrotrons. While serving different functions, they are also radically different in the RF field formation mechanisms. The gyro-monotron RF field profile is essentially fixed by the resonant interaction structure, while the gyro-BWO possesses an extra degree of freedom in that the axial RF field profile is self-determined by the beam-wave interaction in a waveguide structure. The present study examines ways to utilize the latter feature for bandwidth broadening with a tapered magnetic field, while also employing a tapered waveguide to enhance the interaction efficiency. We begin with a mode competition analysis, which suggests the theoretical feasibility of broadband frequency tuning in single-mode operation. It is then shown in theory that, by controlling the RF field profile with an up- or down-tapered magnetic field, the gyro-BWO is capable of efficient operation with a much improved tunable bandwidth.

  14. Safety and protection of 8T NbTi gyrotron magnet in persistent mode

    Successful series of 5T cryomagnetic systems for additional high frequency plasma heating in Tokamaks T10 and T15, produced in Czechoslovakia during the last decade with the authors participation in magnet design and testing encouraged them to continue in further development of gyrotron magnets for further generation with operational field B0 = 8T. Approximately of the size and dimensions as was the case of previous 5T series, the 8T gyrotron magnet was designed as a part of preliminary work with preparations for ITER project. To achieve high mechanical stability of the superconducting winding, numerical stress-strain analyzes of winding structure and appropriate technology of epoxy impregnation were applied. To improve winding mechanical stability, initially round φ1 mm varnish insulated conductor was flattened to ''race track'' cross section (1.25 x 0.75 mm2 for inner section, respectively, 1.31 x 0.65 mm2 for the rest of magnet). Stainless steel road (φ1mm) of the bandage was flattened in the same way too (up to 1.14 x 0.77 mm2). Danger of creating a hot spot region has been limited by radial magnet sectioning and sections shunting by low ohmic shunts. Superconducting switch was protected by couple of antiparallel silicon diodes mounted between magnet flanges in parallel to it. High threshold voltages of diodes at 4.2K allow to run up system with relatively high speed without any limitation on sign of magnet field polarity

  15. Combined Hyperthermia and Photodynamic Therapy Using a Sub-THz Gyrotron as a Radiation Source

    Miyoshi, Norio; Idehara, Toshitaka; Khutoryan, Eduard; Fukunaga, Yukihiro; Bibin, Andriana Bintang; Ito, Shinji; Sabchevski, Svilen Petrov

    2016-08-01

    In this paper, we present results of a hyperthermia treatment of malignant tumors using a gyrotron as a radiation source for heating of the cancerous tissue. They clearly demonstrate the efficiency of the irradiation by sub-THz waves, which leads to steady decrease of the volume of the tumor and finally to its disappearance. A combination of hyperthermia and photodynamic therapy (PDT) that utilizes a novel multifunctional photosensitizer has also been explored. In the latter case, the results are even more convincing and promising. In particular, while after a hyperthermia treatment sometimes a regrowth of the tumor is being observed, in the case of combined hyperthermia and PDT such regrowth has never been noticed. Another combined therapy is based on a preheating of the tumor by gyrotron radiation to temperatures lower than the hyperthermia temperature of 43 °C and followed then by PDT. The results show that such combination significantly increases the efficiency of the treatment. We consider this phenomenon as a synergy effect since it is absent when hyperthermia and PDT are applied separately, and manifests itself only when both methods are combined.

  16. Characteristics of a superconducting magnet using a persistent current for a 110 GHz gyrotron

    Maebara, Sunao; Kasugai, Atsushi; Sakamoto, Keishi; Tsuneoka, Masaki; Imai, Tsuyoshi [Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Naka, Ibaraki (Japan). Naka Fusion Research Establishment

    1996-03-01

    A superconducting magnet (SCM) using a persistent current for a 110 GHz gyrotron was developed to reduce liquid-helium loss, the boiled-off rate of 0.13 liter/hour was attained in a persistent current operation. It shows that the continuous operation for 50 days is capable without additional liquid-helium supply. Moreover, the 3040 liter in a year is used for a gyrotron test during five months and for the maintenance during seven months and liquid-helium savings of 65% was successfully demonstrated. The SCM is capable to excite the maximum magnetic field of 5.0 T in the persistent current mode. A mirror ratio between resonant cavity and magnetron injection gun (MIG) is 20 for operating the main coils in the persistent mode, since cavity coils and gun coils are connected in series. Auxiliary coils are equipped independently to control the mirror ratio, the mirror ratio of 13.6 - 37.0 at the 110 GHz is available. A two-stage refrigerator using helium gas was also installed and made liquid-nitrogen for cooling thermal shield of 80 K free. By developing this new type SCM, the number of routine works was drastically decreased in one time per 22-50 days, while routine works of a few times per week was needed up to now. (author).

  17. Design of the collective Thomson scattering (CTS) system by using 170-GHz gyrotron in the KSTAR

    Park, Min; Kim, Sun-Ho; Kim, Sung-Kyu [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Kyu-Dong; Wang, Son-Jong [National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-10-15

    The physics of energetic ions is one of the primary subjects to be understood toward the realization of a nuclear fusion power plant. Collective Thomson scattering (CTS) offers the possibility to diagnose the fast ions and the alpha particles in burning plasmas. Spatially- and temporally resolved one-dimensional velocity distributions of the fast ions can be obtained from the scattered radiation with fewer geometric constraints by utilizing millimeter waves from a high-power gyrotron as a probe beam. We studied the feasibility of CTS fast-ion measurements in the KSTAR by calculating the spectral density functions. Based on that, we suggest a design for the CTS system that uses the currently-operating 170-GHz gyrotron for electron cyclotron heating (ECH) and electron cyclotron current drive (ECCD) in the KSTAR. The CTS system is presented as two subsystems: the antenna system and the heterodyne receiver system. The design procedure for an off-axis ellipsoidal mirror is described, and the CTS system requirements are discussed.

  18. Heat flux calculation and problem of flaking of boron carbide coatings on the Faraday screen of the ICRH antennas during Tore Supra high power, long pulse operation

    Corre, Y., E-mail: yann.corre@cea.fr [CEA, IRFM, F-13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (France); Lipa, M. [CEA, IRFM, F-13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (France); Agarici, G. [Fusion for Energy, C/Josep Pla 2, 08019 Barcelona (Spain); Basiuk, V.; Colas, L.; Courtois, X.; Dunand, G.; Dumont, R.; Ekedahl, A. [CEA, IRFM, F-13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (France); Gardarein, J.-L. [IUSTI UMR-CNRS 65-95. Universite de Provence, Marseille (France); Klepper, C.C. [USA ORNL, Fusion Energy Division, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6169 (United States); Martin, V.; Moncada, V.; Portafaix, C. [CEA, IRFM, F-13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (France); Rigollet, F. [IUSTI UMR-CNRS 65-95. Universite de Provence, Marseille (France); Tawizgant, R.; Travere, J.-M.; Vulliez, K. [CEA, IRFM, F-13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (France)

    2011-06-15

    Highlights: > We summarize the problem of flaking of the B{sub 4}C coatings in the scope of PFC protection with infrared Real Time Control safety system, during high ICRH power, long discharge operation in the Tore Supra tokamak > We compute the heat flux deposited by fast ions on the Faraday screen of the ICRH antennas > The heat loads attributed to fast ions are evaluated during fundamental hydrogen minority (B = 3.7 T) and second harmonic (B = 2 T) ICRH heating scenarios > We investigate the safety margin to critical heat flux and number of fatigue cycles under heat load for the two heating scenarios. - Abstract: Reliable and repetitive high power and long pulse tokamak operation is strongly dependant of the ability to secure the Plasma Facing Components (PFCs). In Tore Supra, a network of 7 infrared (IR) video cameras is routinely used to prevent PFCs overheating and damage in selected regions. Real time feedback control and offline analysis are essential for basic protection and understanding of abnormal thermal events. One important limitation detected by the IR real time feed-back loop during high power RF operation (injected power of 9.5 MW over 26 s and 12 MW over 10 s have been achieved respectively in 2006 and 2008) is due to the interaction between fast ions which increase the power flux density and flaking of the boron carbide coatings on the Faraday screen box of the ICRH antennas. An IR-based experimental procedure is proposed in order to detect new flakes during plasma operation. The thermal response of the B{sub 4}C coating is studied with and without flaking during plasma operation. The experimental heat flux deposited by fast ion losses on the Faraday screen is calculated for high (3.8 T) and low magnetic field (2 T) during high RF power operation (with fundamental hydrogen minority and second harmonic ICRH heating schemes respectively). The paper addresses both thermal science issues applied to machine protection and limitation due to fast ions

  19. Heat flux calculation and problem of flaking of boron carbide coatings on the Faraday screen of the ICRH antennas during Tore Supra high power, long pulse operation

    Highlights: → We summarize the problem of flaking of the B4C coatings in the scope of PFC protection with infrared Real Time Control safety system, during high ICRH power, long discharge operation in the Tore Supra tokamak → We compute the heat flux deposited by fast ions on the Faraday screen of the ICRH antennas → The heat loads attributed to fast ions are evaluated during fundamental hydrogen minority (B = 3.7 T) and second harmonic (B = 2 T) ICRH heating scenarios → We investigate the safety margin to critical heat flux and number of fatigue cycles under heat load for the two heating scenarios. - Abstract: Reliable and repetitive high power and long pulse tokamak operation is strongly dependant of the ability to secure the Plasma Facing Components (PFCs). In Tore Supra, a network of 7 infrared (IR) video cameras is routinely used to prevent PFCs overheating and damage in selected regions. Real time feedback control and offline analysis are essential for basic protection and understanding of abnormal thermal events. One important limitation detected by the IR real time feed-back loop during high power RF operation (injected power of 9.5 MW over 26 s and 12 MW over 10 s have been achieved respectively in 2006 and 2008) is due to the interaction between fast ions which increase the power flux density and flaking of the boron carbide coatings on the Faraday screen box of the ICRH antennas. An IR-based experimental procedure is proposed in order to detect new flakes during plasma operation. The thermal response of the B4C coating is studied with and without flaking during plasma operation. The experimental heat flux deposited by fast ion losses on the Faraday screen is calculated for high (3.8 T) and low magnetic field (2 T) during high RF power operation (with fundamental hydrogen minority and second harmonic ICRH heating schemes respectively). The paper addresses both thermal science issues applied to machine protection and limitation due to fast ions

  20. Continuous-Wave Operation of a Frequency-Tunable 460-GHz Second-Harmonic Gyrotron for Enhanced Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.

    Torrezan, Antonio C; Han, Seong-Tae; Mastovsky, Ivan; Shapiro, Michael A; Sirigiri, Jagadishwar R; Temkin, Richard J; Barnes, Alexander B; Griffin, Robert G

    2010-06-01

    The design, operation, and characterization of a continuous-wave (CW) tunable second-harmonic 460-GHz gyrotron are reported. The gyrotron is intended to be used as a submillimeter-wave source for 700-MHz nuclear magnetic resonance experiments with sensitivity enhanced by dynamic nuclear polarization. The gyrotron operates in the whispering-gallery mode TE(11,2) and has generated 16 W of output power with a 13-kV 100-mA electron beam. The start oscillation current measured over a range of magnetic field values is in good agreement with theoretical start currents obtained from linear theory for successive high-order axial modes TE(11,2,q). The minimum start current is 27 mA. Power and frequency tuning measurements as a function of the electron cyclotron frequency have also been carried out. A smooth frequency tuning range of 1 GHz was obtained for the operating second-harmonic mode either by magnetic field tuning or beam voltage tuning. Long-term CW operation was evaluated during an uninterrupted period of 48 h, where the gyrotron output power and frequency were kept stable to within ±0.7% and ±6 ppm, respectively, by a computerized control system. Proper operation of an internal quasi-optical mode converter implemented to transform the operating whispering-gallery mode to a Gaussian-like beam was also verified. Based on the images of the gyrotron output beam taken with a pyroelectric camera, the Gaussian-like mode content of the output beam was computed to be 92% with an ellipticity of 12%. PMID:21243088

  1. Calculation and analysis of the number of return photons from sodium laser beacon excited by the long pulse laser with circular polarization

    The number of return photons from sodium laser beacon (SLB) greatly suffers down-pumping, recoil, and geomagnetic field when the long pulse laser with circular polarization interacts with sodium atoms in the mesosphere. Considering recoil and down-pumping effects on the number of return photons from SLB, the spontaneous radiation rates are obtained by numerical computations and fittings. Furthermore, combining with the geomagnetic field effects, a new expression is achieved for calculating the number of return photons. By using this expression and considering the stochastic distribution of laser intensity in the mesosphere under different turbulence models for atmosphere, the number of return photons excited by the narrow-band single mode laser and that by the narrow-band three-mode laser are respectively calculated. The results show that the narrow-band three-mode laser with a specific spectrum structure has a higher spontaneous radiation rate and more return photons than a narrow-band single mode laser. Of note, the effect of the atmospheric turbulence on the number of return photons is remarkable. Calculation results indicate that the number of return photons under the HV5/7 model for atmospheric turbulence is much higher than that under the Greenwood and ModHV models. (electromagnetism, optics, acoustics, heat transfer, classical mechanics, and fluid dynamics)

  2. Towards coherent combining of X-band high power microwaves: phase-locked long pulse radiations by a relativistic triaxial klystron amplifier

    Ju, Jinchuan; Zhang, Jun; Qi, Zumin; Yang, Jianhua; Shu, Ting; Zhang, Jiande; Zhong, Huihuang

    2016-08-01

    The radio-frequency breakdown due to ultrahigh electric field strength essentially limits power handling capability of an individual high power microwave (HPM) generator, and this issue becomes more challenging for high frequency bands. Coherent power combining therefore provides an alternative approach to achieve an equivalent peak power of the order of ∼100 GW, which consequently provides opportunities to explore microwave related physics at extremes. The triaxial klystron amplifier (TKA) is a promising candidate for coherent power combing in high frequency bands owing to its intrinsic merit of high power capacity, nevertheless phase-locked long pulse radiation from TKA has not yet been obtained experimentally as the coaxial structure of TKA can easily lead to self-excitation of parasitic modes. In this paper, we present investigations into an X-band TKA capable of producing 1.1 GW HPMs with pulse duration of about 103 ns at the frequency of 9.375 GHz in experiment. Furthermore, the shot-to-shot fluctuation standard deviation of the phase shifts between the input and output microwaves is demonstrated to be less than 10°. The reported achievements open up prospects for accomplishing coherent power combining of X-band HPMs in the near future, and might also excite new development interests concerning high frequency TKAs.

  3. Towards coherent combining of X-band high power microwaves: phase-locked long pulse radiations by a relativistic triaxial klystron amplifier

    Ju, Jinchuan; Zhang, Jun; Qi, Zumin; Yang, Jianhua; Shu, Ting; Zhang, Jiande; Zhong, Huihuang

    2016-01-01

    The radio-frequency breakdown due to ultrahigh electric field strength essentially limits power handling capability of an individual high power microwave (HPM) generator, and this issue becomes more challenging for high frequency bands. Coherent power combining therefore provides an alternative approach to achieve an equivalent peak power of the order of ∼100 GW, which consequently provides opportunities to explore microwave related physics at extremes. The triaxial klystron amplifier (TKA) is a promising candidate for coherent power combing in high frequency bands owing to its intrinsic merit of high power capacity, nevertheless phase-locked long pulse radiation from TKA has not yet been obtained experimentally as the coaxial structure of TKA can easily lead to self-excitation of parasitic modes. In this paper, we present investigations into an X-band TKA capable of producing 1.1 GW HPMs with pulse duration of about 103 ns at the frequency of 9.375 GHz in experiment. Furthermore, the shot-to-shot fluctuation standard deviation of the phase shifts between the input and output microwaves is demonstrated to be less than 10°. The reported achievements open up prospects for accomplishing coherent power combining of X-band HPMs in the near future, and might also excite new development interests concerning high frequency TKAs. PMID:27481661

  4. Preconceptual design of a Long-Pulse Spallation Source (LPSS) at the LANSCE Facility: Target system, facility, and material handling considerations

    This report provides a summary of a preconceptual design study for the proposed Long-Pulse Spallation. Source (LPSS) at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE). The LPSS will use a 0.8-MW proton beam to produce neutrons from a tungsten target. This study focuses on the design of the target station and changes to the existing building that would be made to accommodate the LPSS. The LPSS will provide fifteen flight paths to neutron scattering instruments. In addition, options for generating ultracold neutrons, pions, and muons will be available. Flight-energy, forward-scattered neutrons on the downstream side of the target will also be available for autoradiography studies. A Target Test Bed (TTB) is also proposed for full-beam tests of component materials and advanced spallation neutron sources. The design allows for separation of the experiment hall from the beam line, target, and flight paths. The target and moderator systems and the systems/components to be tested in the TTB will be emplaced and removed separately by remotely operated, shielded equipment. Irradiated materials will be transported to a hot cell adjacent to the target chamber for testing by remotely operated instruments. These tests will provide information about how materials properties are affected by proton and neutron beams

  5. Extensive angiokeratoma circumscriptum - successful treatment with 595-nm variable-pulse pulsed dye laser and 755-nm long-pulse pulsed alexandrite laser.

    Baumgartner, Ján; Šimaljaková, Mária; Babál, Pavel

    2016-06-01

    Angiokeratomas are rare vascular mucocutaneous lesions characterized by small-vessel ectasias in the upper dermis with reactive epidermal changes. Angiokeratoma circumscriptum (AC) is the rarest among the five types in the current classification of angiokeratoma. We present a case of an extensive AC in 19-year-old women with Fitzpatrick skin type I of the left lower extremity, characterized by a significant morphological heterogeneity of the lesions, intermittent bleeding, and negative psychological impact. Histopathological examination after deep biopsy was consistent with that of angiokeratoma. The association with metabolic diseases (Fabry disease) was excluded by ophthalmological, biochemical, and genetic examinations. Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging has not detected deep vascular hyperplasia pathognomic for verrucous hemangioma. The combined treatment with 595-nm variable-pulse pulsed dye laser (VPPDL) and 755-nm long-pulse pulsed alexandrite laser (LPPAL) with dynamic cooling device led to significant removal of the pathological vascular tissue of AC. Only a slight degree of secondary reactions (dyspigmentations and texture changes) occurred. No recurrence was observed after postoperative interval of 9 months. We recommend VPPDL and LPPAL for the treatment of extensive AC. PMID:26736060

  6. Power-stabilization of high frequency gyrotrons using a double PID feedback control for applications to many high power THz spectroscopy

    Kuleshov, Alexei; Ueda, Keisuke; Idehara, Toshitaka

    2013-01-01

    High stabilization of the output power of high frequency gyrotrons for high power THzspectroscopy is an important issue in order to extend the applications of gyrotrons to wider subjects.For this objective, we tried a PID feedback control on a heater current of a triode magnetroninjection gun (MIG) for stabilization of an electron beam current and an additional PID control ofan anode voltage of the gun for direct stabilization of output power. This double PID controlachieves effective respons...

  7. Increase in efficiency of gyrotron by optimizing conditions of RF-field emission

    Operation efficiency of many electronics devices depends on the relation between integral flux of emitted energy and value of total energy in the volume of device. This relation is similar to the value of effective decrement which determines the relative part of the emitted useful energy per unit of time. The optimum values of this relation exist, at which greatest output power of devices and their greatest efficiency is reached. Change in the relative part of the emitted energy frequently depends on boundary conditions or concordance the output of device with the line of transmission of energy. However, for the more adequate descriptions of the instruments operation it is useful to switch over to use the value of the relative part of energy that emitted in unit of time as the guide parameter (or the value of effective decrement). Modern highly effective generators of RF field are gyrotrons which can be used for the heating of plasma in the thermonuclear fusion facilities and diagnostics of nature phenomenon. As known these devices are very sensitive to the selection of boundary conditions or conditions of concordance with the lines of transmissions of energy. In the present work it is examined the influence of changes in the boundary conditions and, accordingly, the change the relative part of the emitted energy, on the value of radiated power and efficiency of gyrotron. The optimum values of the relative part of the emitted energy are determined, at which the greatest level of radiated power and efficiency is reached. The presence of the low-density plasma changes the conditions for generation of RF-field and makes it possible to increase the maximally accessible output power of device. Therefore in the work the influence of the low-density plasma on change in the optimum parameters of the RF field generation are determined. It is shown, that in the vacuum case the greatest efficiency is reached when effective decrement is of order 0.7. The filling of gyrotron by

  8. The ETA-II linear induction accelerator and IMP wiggler: A high-average-power millimeter-wave free-electron laser for plasma heating

    The authors have constructed a 140-GHz free-electron laser to generate high-average-power microwaves for heating the MTX tokamak plasma. A 5.5-m steady-state wiggler (Intense Microwave, Prototype-IMP) has been installed at the end of the upgraded 60-cell ETA-II accelerator, and is configured as an FEL amplifier for the output of a 140-GHz long-pulse gyrotron. Improvements in the ETA-II accelerator include a multicable-feed power distribution network, better magnetic alignment using a stretched-wire alignment technique (SWAT), and a computerized tuning algorithm that directly minimizes the transverse sweep (corkscrew motion) of the electron beam. The upgrades were first tested on the 20-cell, 3-MeV front end of ETA-II and resulted in greatly improved energy flatness and reduced corkscrew motion. The upgrades were then incorporated into the full 60-cell configuration of ETA-II, along with modifications to allow operation in 50-pulse bursts at pulse repetition frequencies up to 5 kHz. The pulse power modifications were developed and tested on the High Average Power Test Stand (HAPTS), and have significantly reduced the voltage and timing jitter of the MAG 1D magnetic pulse compressors. The 2-3 kA, 6-7 MeV beam from ETA-II is transported to the IMP wiggler, which has been reconfigured as a laced wiggler, with both permanent magnets and electromagnets, for high magnetic field operation. Tapering of the wiggler magnetic field is completely computer controlled and can be optimized based on the output power. The microwaves from the FEL are transmitted to the MTX tokamak by a windowless quasi-optical microwave transmission system. Experiments at MTX are focused on studies of electron-cyclotron-resonance heating (ECRH) of the plasma. The authors summarize here the accelerator and pulse power modifications, and describe the status of ETA-II, IMP, and MTX operations

  9. Analysis of Mig-type electron guns for a 35GHz gyrotron

    A 35GHz gyrotron is currently under construction at the Associated Plasma Laboratory of the Institute for Space Research to be used in plasma heating and noninductive current drive experiments. A critical component of the device is the electrooptical system, which must generate a beam with low velocity spread and high transverse energy. One way to decrease the velocity spread is to use laminar beams. For laminar flow, where the trajectories do not cross, the axial component of the space-charge forces changes sign each half cycle models of magnetron injection guns that produce laminar beams are analyzed and procedures for controlling the pitch angle parameter, which defines the transverse-to-axial electron velocity ratio are investigated. (author)

  10. Studies of self-consistent field structure in a quasi-optical gyrotron

    The presence of an electron beam in a quasi-optical gyrotron cavity alters the structure of the fields from that of the empty cavity. A computer code has been written which calculates this alteration for either an electron beam or a thin dielectric tube placed in the cavity. Experiments measuring the quality factor of such a cavity performed for the case of a dielectric tube and the results agree with the predictions of the code. Simulations of the case of an electron beam indicate that self-consistent effects can be made small in that almost all the power leaves the cavity in a symmetric gaussian-like mode provided the resonator parameters are chosen carefully. (author) 6 figs., 1 tab., 13 refs

  11. 1 megawatt, 100 GHz gyrotron study. Final report, March 21-September 1, 1983

    This report provides the results of a design study on a gyrotron device employing a new type of hollow gyrobeam formation system and having a capability for delivering megawatt CW power at 100 GHz to an ECRH-heated, magnetically-confined plasma. The conceptual basis for the beam formation system is the tilt-angle gun (TAG) in which a conically-shaped electron beam is formed in a magnetically-shielded region and is then injected into the stray-field region of the main magnetic focusing system. Because fluid coolants can be accessed through the central pole of the TAG-type gun, rf interaction can be contemplated with cavity configurations not practical with the conventional MIG-type gyrobeam formation systems

  12. Comparison study of intense pulsed light versus a long-pulse pulsed dye laser in the treatment of facial skin rejuvenation.

    Kono, Taro; Groff, William Frederick; Sakurai, Hiroyuki; Takeuchi, Masaki; Yamaki, Takashi; Soejima, Kazutaka; Nozaki, Motohiro

    2007-11-01

    Currently, various nonablative skin resurfacing techniques are being used to rejuvenate facial skin, including lasers and intense pulsed light (IPL). There are few direct comparison studies between IPLs and lasers. The objective of our study is to compare the effectiveness of intense pulsed light versus a long-pulse pulsed dye laser (LPDL) in the treatment of facial skin rejuvenation. Ten Asian patients with Fitzpatrick skin types III-IV were enrolled in this study. One half of the face was treated with IPL (6 treatment sessions) and the other side was treated by LPDL (3 treatment sessions). An LPDL with a wavelength of 595 nm and spot size of 7 mm was used. Utilizing the compression method, lentigines were treated using a PDL with a fluence between 9-12 J/cm and a pulse duration of 1.5 ms. Wrinkles were treated with fluences between 10 to 12 J/cm and a pulse duration of 20 ms, using a pulse-stacking technique. An IPL with a type B handpiece was used. Lentigines and wrinkles were treated with fluences between 27 to 40 J/cm and a pulse duration of 20 ms. The improvement of lentigines was 62.3% and 81.1% for IPL and LPDL respectively. There was no significant difference between IPL and LPDL in wrinkle reduction. There was no scarring or pigmentary change seen with either device. Both IPL and LPDL are effective for facial skin rejuvenation in Asians, but LPDL treatment is significantly better than IPL treatment in the treatment of lentigines. The use of the compression technique may allow this LPDL to be used effectively for facial rejuvenation and with fewer treatment sessions, when compared with the IPL. PMID:17992138

  13. Infrared Measurements of the RF Output of 170-GHz/2-MW Coaxial Cavity Gyrotron and Its Phase Retrieval Analysis

    Jawla, S.; Hogge, J.-P.; Alberti, S.; Goodman, T.; Piosczyk, B.; Rzesnicki, T.

    2009-01-01

    We report the experimental results of the infrared measurements of output RF beam of the European 2-MW 170-GHz coaxial cavity gyrotron for ITER. The output beam profile is measured by the infrared thermographic technique using an infrared camera and a target material which is being irradiated by the RF output. The beam intensity was measured at several locations along the propagation direction. The data were processed for noise reduction and perspective correction and then used with the phase...

  14. Repetitive characteristics of solid state high power long pulse generator%固态化高功率长脉冲驱动源重频特性

    高景明; 杨汉武; 李嵩; 晏龙波; 钱宝良; 张军

    2016-01-01

    A solid state high power long pulse generator has been designed and constructed based on the key technologies of magnetic switch,low impedance pulse forming line,and inductive voltage adder,which was verified by single mode operation for peak power of 2 GW.For repetitive operation,a repetitive primary power supply of moderate voltage level was developed,the two stage magnetic pulse compressor was improved from aspects of reset and insulation,the pulsed charging was optimized where the inductive voltage adder was utilized for pulsed voltage step-up as well as for pulse charging and on-line direct current (DC)re-set was achieved by reasonable design of reset current path.At present,the experimental results achieved on a dummy load are output pulsed power of 2.1 GW,pulse width of 1 70 ns,repetitive rate of 20 Hz,operation time of 1 s and good for repeatability. For further improvement,the pseudospark switch would be replaced by serial connected thyristors to accomplish all solid-state de-sign.%基于固态化磁开关、低阻抗脉冲形成网络和感应电压叠加等关键技术,提出并研制了一台固态化高功率长脉冲驱动源。在前期通过2 GW 单次实验验证技术方案的基础上,研制了中等电压等级的重复频率初级电源;改进了两级磁脉冲压缩系统的复位和绝缘特性;优化了系统整体电路结构,利用感应电压叠加器完成充电磁开关和脉冲升压的双重功能;设计了合理的复位路径,实现了各部分磁芯的在线直流复位;并开展了重频运行研究。在电阻负载上获得了输出功率2.1 GW、脉宽约170 ns、重复频率20 Hz 及运行时间1 s 的实验结果,脉冲波形的重叠一致性好。

  15. Development of a dual frequency (110/138 GHz gyrotron for JT-60SA and its extension to an oscillation at 82 GHz

    Kobayashia Takayuki

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available A dual-frequency gyrotron, which can generate 110 GHz and 138 GHz waves independently, is being developed in JAEA to enable electron cyclotron heating (ECH and current drive (ECCD in a wider range of plasma discharge conditions of JT-60SA. Conditioning operation of the gyrotron toward 1 MW for 100 s, which is the target output power and pulse length for JT-60SA, is in progress without significant problems. Oscillations of 1 MW for 10 s and 0.5 MW for 198 s were obtained, so far, at both frequencies. Cooling water temperatures in the gyrotron and matching optics unit were saturated in the 198 s oscillation, and the observed maximum water temperature is sufficiently low. In addition to the above activity on the dual-frequency gyrotron development, an oscillation (0.3 MW for 20 ms at 82 GHz was demonstrated as an additional frequency of the dual-frequency gyrotron. A possibility of the use of fundamental harmonic wave at 82 GHz in JT-60SA has been shown.

  16. Theoretical study on mode competition between fundamental and second harmonic modes in a 0.42 THz gyrotron with gradually tapered complex cavity

    Zhao, Qixiang, E-mail: zxqi1105@gmail.com; Yu, Sheng; Zhang, Tianzhong [Terahertz Science and Technology Research Center, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054 (China); Li, Xiang [Queen Mary University of London, London E1 4NS (United Kingdom)

    2015-10-15

    In this paper, the nonlinear dynamics of mode competition in the complex cavity gyrotron are studied by using multi-frequency, time-dependent theory with the cold-cavity longitudinal profile approximation. Based on the theory, a code is written to simulate the mode competition in the gradually tapered complex cavity gyrotron operating at second harmonic oscillation. The simulations tracking seven competition modes show that single mode oscillation of the desired mode TE{sub 17.4} at 150 kW level can be expected with proper choice of operating parameters. Through studying on mode competition, it is proved that the complex cavity has a good capability for suppressing the mode competition. Meanwhile, it is found that TE{sub 17.3} could be excited in the first cavity as a competition mode when the gyrotron operating at large beam current, which leads to that TE{sub 17.3} and TE{sub 17.4} with different frequencies can coexist stably in the complex cavity gyrotron with very close amplitudes. Thus, the complex cavity might be used for multi-frequency output gyrotron.

  17. Theoretical study on mode competition between fundamental and second harmonic modes in a 0.42 THz gyrotron with gradually tapered complex cavity

    In this paper, the nonlinear dynamics of mode competition in the complex cavity gyrotron are studied by using multi-frequency, time-dependent theory with the cold-cavity longitudinal profile approximation. Based on the theory, a code is written to simulate the mode competition in the gradually tapered complex cavity gyrotron operating at second harmonic oscillation. The simulations tracking seven competition modes show that single mode oscillation of the desired mode TE17.4 at 150 kW level can be expected with proper choice of operating parameters. Through studying on mode competition, it is proved that the complex cavity has a good capability for suppressing the mode competition. Meanwhile, it is found that TE17.3 could be excited in the first cavity as a competition mode when the gyrotron operating at large beam current, which leads to that TE17.3 and TE17.4 with different frequencies can coexist stably in the complex cavity gyrotron with very close amplitudes. Thus, the complex cavity might be used for multi-frequency output gyrotron

  18. Summary on Electron Cyclotron Technology

    In EC 12, held in Aix-en-Provence on 13-15 May 2002, 24 papers addressed ECH technology oriented work. There were five status reports on systems currently in operation, being designed or in construction (JT60 (110 GHz), JET-EP (113 GHz), TS (118 GHz), TEXTOR and W7-X (40 GHz)), eight papers on power gyrotron development, six on subsystems or components development, three on windows, two on remote steering. About the systems still not operative, the cancellation of the JET DEP experiment is regrettable. On the other hand the W7-X ECH is perhaps the Stellarator subsystem in the most advanced state of development, and it can be already considered a future valuable test bench for the ITER EC system. In the area of gyrotron development, the best performance in terms of energy output and pulse length has been obtained by the 140 GHz FZK/EPFL/TED tube developed for W7-X, with pulses in the range of ∼ 0.5 MW for ∼ 200 s. Frequency and pulse performance of this tube are already in the range of ITER relevance. The sources at the nominal ITER frequency (170 GHz) have reached the nominal power level (∼1 MW) only for short pulses. However, the progress toward long pulses was delayed by accidents (loss of vacuum conditions because of overheating of an uncooled component in the Toshiba device and break of a diamond window in the Gycom tube). The reasons for these accidents are known and remedial actions already performed. A substantial progress on long pulse operation should be expected this year. An important progress achieved in gyrotron development is the control of stray radiation in the matching box by the use of radiation windows. Power modulation has become a recognized requirement for gyrotron sources. A further progress is however needed in order to preserve the nominal efficiency also at low power level, also in order to prevent thermal overloading of the collector. The electrical efficiency of the tubes is acceptable (∼ 50%) in short pulse but it generally de

  19. Microwave generation for magnetic fusion energy applications, Task B

    One of the main issues in the development of high power gyrotrons is the present discrepancy between the theoretically predicted efficiency and that observed in the experiments. Recent 140 GHz experiments by MIT employed three cavities; two of the cavities have different interaction lengths and the third cavity is a complex two-section cavity. In all cases, the maximum experimental efficiency is well below the theoretically predicted one. A better theoretical understanding of the causes of these discrepancies is essential to the scaling of gyrotrons to higher power and higher frequency. We continued our investigation with the objective of determining whether mode competition and velocity spread in the electron beam could in some way be influencing the current result from the MIT 140 GHz gyrotrons experiments and determining to what extent these effects would influence operation of a 1 MW, 280 GHz, TE42,7 gyrotron as conceived at MIT. In our investigations, we used two models, the ''fixed axial field profile'' model and the ''self-consistent determination of the axial field profile'' model. With the ''fixed axial field profile'' model we studied the effect of thermal spread on the efficiency of gyrotrons operation, mode competition between unequally spaced modes, and we simulated the start up of the MIT 140 GHz gyrotrons. Our main conclusions from all these studies are discussed in this paper

  20. Low-voltage harmonic multiplying gyrotron traveling-wave amplifier in G band

    Harmonic multiplying operation in a gyrotron traveling-wave amplifier (gyro-TWA) permits for magnetic field reduction and frequency multiplication. Lowering a beam voltage is an important step toward miniaturization of a harmonic multiplying gyro-TWA. However, the additional degree of freedom that is provided by the multitude cyclotron harmonics in a low-voltage harmonic multiplying gyro-TWA still easily generates various competing modes. An improved mode-selective circuit, using circular waveguides with various radii, can provide the rejection points within the frequency range to suppress competing modes. Simulated results reveal that the mode-selective circuit can provide an attenuation of more than 14 dB to suppress the competing modes. Furthermore, the performance of the gyro-TWA is analyzed for studying the sensitivity of the saturated output power and full width at half maximum bandwidth of the gyro-TWA to the beam voltage and the magnetic field. A stable low-voltage harmonic multiplying gyro-TWA with the mode-selective circuit is predicted to yield a peak output power of 24 kW at 200.4 GHz, corresponding to a saturated gain of 56 dB at an interaction efficiency of 20%. The full width at half maximum bandwidth is 3.0 GHz

  1. G-band harmonic multiplying gyrotron traveling-wave amplifier with a mode-selective circuit

    Harmonic multiplying gyrotron traveling-wave amplifiers (gyro-TWAs) permit for magnetic field reduction and frequency multiplication. A high-order-mode harmonic multiplying gyro-TWA with large circuit dimensions and low ohmic loss can achieve a high average power. By amplifying a fundamental harmonic TE01 drive wave, the second harmonic component of the beam current initiates a TE02 wave to be amplified. Wall losses can suppress some competing modes because they act as an effective sink of the energy of the modes. However, such wall losses do not suppress all competing modes as the fields are contracted in the copper section in the gyro-TWA. An improved mode-selective circuit, using circular waveguides with the specified radii, can provide the rejection points within the frequency range to suppress the competing modes. The simulated results reveal that the mode-selective circuit can provide an attenuation of more than 10 dB to suppress the competing modes (TE21, TE51, TE22, and TE03). A G-band second harmonic multiplying gyro-TWA with the mode-selective circuit is predicted to yield a peak output power of 50 kW at 198.8 GHz, corresponding to a saturated gain of 55 dB at an interaction efficiency of 10%. The full width at half maximum bandwidth is 5 GHz

  2. Mechanisms of amplification of ultrashort electromagnetic pulses in gyrotron traveling wave tube with helically corrugated waveguide

    A time-domain self consistent theory of a gyrotron traveling wave tube with a helically corrugated operating waveguide has been developed. Based on this model, the process of short pulse amplification was studied in regimes of grazing and intersection of the dispersion curves of the electromagnetic wave and the electron beam. In the first case, the possibility of amplification without pulse form distortion was demonstrated for the pulse spectrum width of the order of the gain bandwidth. In the second case, when the electrons' axial velocity was smaller than the wave's group velocity, it was shown that the slippage of the incident signal with respect to the electron beam provides feeding of the signal by “fresh” electrons without initial modulation. As a result, the amplitude of the output pulse can exceed the amplitude of its saturated value for the case of the grazing regime, and, for optimal parameters, the peak output power can be even larger than the kinetic power of the electron beam

  3. Mechanisms of amplification of ultrashort electromagnetic pulses in gyrotron traveling wave tube with helically corrugated waveguide

    Ginzburg, N. S.; Zotova, I. V.; Sergeev, A. S.; Zaslavsky, V. Yu.; Zheleznov, I. V.; Samsonov, S. V.; Mishakin, S. V.

    2015-11-01

    A time-domain self consistent theory of a gyrotron traveling wave tube with a helically corrugated operating waveguide has been developed. Based on this model, the process of short pulse amplification was studied in regimes of grazing and intersection of the dispersion curves of the electromagnetic wave and the electron beam. In the first case, the possibility of amplification without pulse form distortion was demonstrated for the pulse spectrum width of the order of the gain bandwidth. In the second case, when the electrons' axial velocity was smaller than the wave's group velocity, it was shown that the slippage of the incident signal with respect to the electron beam provides feeding of the signal by "fresh" electrons without initial modulation. As a result, the amplitude of the output pulse can exceed the amplitude of its saturated value for the case of the grazing regime, and, for optimal parameters, the peak output power can be even larger than the kinetic power of the electron beam.

  4. Analysis and design of double-anode magnetron injection gun for 170 GHz gyrotron

    Based on adiabatic compression theory and electro-optical theory, a double-anode magnetron injection gun for 170 GHz gyrotron was designed. By theoretical analysis and calculations, using simulation software to simulate and optimize the electron gun, and got the result that the velocity ratio of electron beam was 1.31, the transverse velocity spread was 3.5% and the axial velocity spread was 7.1%, the beam current was 51 A. The effects of the cathode magnetic field, the control Jantage and the second anode Jantage on the properties of electron beam were discussed and found that electron beam were very sensitive with these factors. When cathode magnetic field increased, the velocity ratio of electron beam decreased, the axial velocity spread increased first and then decreased, the transverse velocity spread decreased first and then increased. The increase of the first anode Jantage could improve the velocity ratio and velocity spread of electron beam. The closer the anode angle and cathode angle, the smaller axial velocity spread. The transverse velocity spread became smaller while the anode angle changed toward the direction of reducing the distance between anode could cathode. When the two anode Jantage did not change, the increase of the distance between cathode and anode could minish the velocity spread of electron beam but the velocity ratio decreased at the same time. (authors)

  5. A gyrotron-powered pellet accelerator for ITER - Improvements and experiments

    Assessments of design modifications of the gyrotron-powered pellet accelerator show that issues raised by the initial design can be eliminated by appropriate design changes. These include: (1) Use of an annular guide tube which separates the mm-wave waveguide function from the pellet guide-tube function will eliminate low density gas breakdown from the mm-wave guide. (2) A calculation concludes that the mm-wave electric fields, while strong, are nonetheless well-below breakdown because of the high density of solid hydrogen. (3) The ITER thermal-engineering design should make provisions for mounting the annular guidetube on the thermal shield which will passively cool the guide tubes. Microwave heating of the thermal shield will be less than 1% of the total heat load. (4) A mobile tamper, transparent to mm-waves, can eliminate the need for moving parts in the tokamak interior. Tamper recoil energy and momentum will be used to operate the loading of pellet cartridges but only well outside the tokamak chamber. Several experiments to test these ideas are outlined. With a minimum of engineering redesign, speed of ITER pellets could increase by an order of magnitude. An improved ablation model finds this increases the ablation penetration length by a factor-of-six. (author)

  6. Numerical analysis on bandwidth and growth rate of plasma-filled gyrotron devices

    The linear theory of a plasma-loaded gyrotron amplifier is studied in the fast and mixed wave modes. The analysis is done for an infinitely hollow thin electron beam, as the electrons have the same energy and angular momentum. The plasma is assumed to be cold. In the numerical analysis, the plasma has electrons and ions, with dielectric coefficient ε. The system configuration consists of the cylindrical plasma column loaded inside the electron beam and is placed parallel to the axis of conductive cylinder. There is a strong magnetic field, B0êz along the axis of the cylinder. The dispersion relation is derived with the Vlasov-Maxwell's equations. The effects of beam location, plasma column radius, electron beam parameters and azimuthal harmonic number on the growth rate for fast and mixed wave modes are investigated. Results show that the growth rate and bandwidth of the mixed wave mode is larger than the fast wave mode. It is shown that the bandwidth of this structure is largest for small value of the axial momentum spread. (author)

  7. Low-voltage harmonic multiplying gyrotron traveling-wave amplifier in G band

    Yeh, Y. S.; Guo, Y. W.; Kao, B. H.; Chen, C. H.; Wang, Z. W. [Department of Electro-Optical Engineering, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Tainan, Taiwan (China); Hung, C. L. [Department of Communication Engineering, National Penghu University of Science and Technology, Penghu, Taiwan (China); Chang, T. H. [Department of Physics, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan (China)

    2015-12-15

    Harmonic multiplying operation in a gyrotron traveling-wave amplifier (gyro-TWA) permits for magnetic field reduction and frequency multiplication. Lowering a beam voltage is an important step toward miniaturization of a harmonic multiplying gyro-TWA. However, the additional degree of freedom that is provided by the multitude cyclotron harmonics in a low-voltage harmonic multiplying gyro-TWA still easily generates various competing modes. An improved mode-selective circuit, using circular waveguides with various radii, can provide the rejection points within the frequency range to suppress competing modes. Simulated results reveal that the mode-selective circuit can provide an attenuation of more than 14 dB to suppress the competing modes. Furthermore, the performance of the gyro-TWA is analyzed for studying the sensitivity of the saturated output power and full width at half maximum bandwidth of the gyro-TWA to the beam voltage and the magnetic field. A stable low-voltage harmonic multiplying gyro-TWA with the mode-selective circuit is predicted to yield a peak output power of 24 kW at 200.4 GHz, corresponding to a saturated gain of 56 dB at an interaction efficiency of 20%. The full width at half maximum bandwidth is 3.0 GHz.

  8. Low-order-mode harmonic multiplying gyrotron traveling-wave amplifier in W band

    Yeh, Y. S.; Chen, C. H.; Yang, S. J.; Lai, C. H.; Lin, T. Y.; Lo, Y. C.; Hong, J. W. [Department of Electro-Optical Engineering, Southern Taiwan University, Tainan, Taiwan (China); Hung, C. L. [Department of Communication Engineering, National Penghu University of Science and Technology, Penghu, Taiwan (China); Chang, T. H. [Department of Physics, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan (China)

    2012-09-15

    Harmonic multiplying gyrotron traveling-wave amplifiers (gyro-TWAs) allow for magnetic field reduction and frequency multiplication. To avoid absolute instabilities, this work proposes a W-band harmonic multiplying gyro-TWA operating at low-order modes. By amplifying a fundamental harmonic TE{sub 11} drive wave, the second harmonic component of the beam current initiates a TE{sub 21} wave to be amplified. Absolute instabilities in the gyro-TWA are suppressed by shortening the interaction circuit and increasing wall losses. Simulation results reveal that compared with Ka-band gyro-TWTs, the lower wall losses effectively suppress absolute instabilities in the W-band gyro-TWA. However, a global reflective oscillation occurs as the wall losses decrease. Increasing the length or resistivity of the lossy section can reduce the feedback of the oscillation to stabilize the amplifier. The W-band harmonic multiplying gyro-TWA is predicted to yield a peak output power of 111 kW at 98 GHz with an efficiency of 25%, a saturated gain of 26 dB, and a bandwidth of 1.6 GHz for a 60 kV, 7.5 A electron beam with an axial velocity spread of 8%.

  9. Development of a dual frequency (110/138 GHz) gyrotron for JT-60SA and its extension to an oscillation at 82 GHz

    Kobayashia Takayuki; Moriyama Shinichi; Isayama Akihiko; Sawahata Masayuki; Terakado Masayuki; Hiranai Shinichi; Wada Kenji; Sato Yoshikatsu; Hinata Jun; Yokokura Kenji; Hoshino Katsumichi; Sakamoto Keishi

    2015-01-01

    A dual-frequency gyrotron, which can generate 110 GHz and 138 GHz waves independently, is being developed in JAEA to enable electron cyclotron heating (ECH) and current drive (ECCD) in a wider range of plasma discharge conditions of JT-60SA. Conditioning operation of the gyrotron toward 1 MW for 100 s, which is the target output power and pulse length for JT-60SA, is in progress without significant problems. Oscillations of 1 MW for 10 s and 0.5 MW for 198 s were obtained, so far, at both fre...

  10. Development program for a 200 kW, CW gyrotron. Quarterly report No. 16, April-June 1983

    The objective of this program is the design and development of a millimeter-wave device to produce 200 kW of continuous wave power at 60 GHz. The device, a gyrotron oscillator, will be compatible with power delivery to an electron-cyclotron heated plasma. Smooth control of rf power over a 17 dB range is required, and the device should be capable of operation into a severely time-varying load mismatch. Progress is presented in the testing, analyses and understanding of S/N 1B behavior and in preparing S/N 3 for test in the coming report period

  11. Micro-pulses generation in ECR breakdown stimulated by gyrotron radiation at 37,5 GHz

    The present work is devoted to experimental and theoretical investigation of the creation of short pulsed (< 100 μs) multicharged ion beams. The possibility of quasi-stationary generation of short pulsed beams under conditions of quasi-gasdynamic plasma confinement was shown in recent experiments. Later another way of such beams creation based on the Pre-glow effect was proposed. In present work it was demonstrated that in the case when duration of microwave (MW) pulse is less than formation time of Pre-glow peak, realization of a regime when ion current is negligible during MW pulse and intense multicharged ions flux appears only when MW ends could be possible. Such pulses after the end of MW were called micro-pulses. In the present work the generation of micro-pulses was observed in experiments with ECR discharge stimulated by gyrotron radiation at 37,5 GHz, 100 kW. In this case pulses with duration less than 30 μs were obtained. Probably the same effect was observed in GANIL where 14 GHz radiation was used and pulses with duration about 2 ms were registered. In present work it was shown that the intensity of such micro-pulse could be higher than intensity of Pre-glow peak at the same conditions but with longer MW pulse. The generation of micro-pulses of nitrogen and argon multicharged ions with current of a few mA and length about 30 μs after MW pulse with duration of 30-100 μs was demonstrated. The low level of impurities, high current density and rather high average charge make possible to consider such micro-pulse regime as a possibility for the creation of a short pulsed ion source. The paper is followed by the slides of the presentation. (authors)

  12. 60 GHz gyrotron development program. Final report, April 1979-June 1984

    The original objective of this program was to develop a microwave amplifier or oscillator capable of producing 200 kW CW power output at 110 GHz. The use of cyclotron resonance interaction was pursued, and the design phases of this effort are discussed. Later, however, the program's objective was changed to develop a family of oscillators capable of producing 200 kw of peak output power at 60 GHz. Gyrotron behavior studies were performed at 28 GHz to obtain generic design information as quickly as possible. The first experimental device at 60 GHz produced over 200 kw of peak power at a pulse duration of 20 μs. Heating problems and mode interference were encountered. The second experimental tube incorporated an optimized gun location but also suffered from mode interference. The third experimental tube included modifications that reduced mode interference. It demonstrated 200 kw of peak output at 100 ms pulse duration. The fourth experimental tube, which used an older rf circuit design but in a CW configuration, produced 71.5 kW CW. The fifth experimental tube incorporated a thinner double-disc output window which improved window bandwidth and reduced window loss. This tube also incorporated modifications to the drift tunnel and cavity coupling, which had proven successful in the third experimental pulse tube tests. It produced 123 kW of CW output power at 60 GHz rf load coolant boiling and tube window failure terminated the tests. A new waterload was designed and constructed, and alternative window designs were explored

  13. Injector for a high frequency wave generating tube of the central injection Gyrotron type

    This theoretical and at the same time experimental study was carried out at the 'Service Ionique Generale' in Grenoble. High frequency wave generators are already in use there, making it possible to approach the fusion conditions of light elements such as deuterium. The plasma confined by the toroidal magnetic field uses to heat itself the electromagnetic energy provided by sources from which a good performance is required. Klystron and Magnetron are devices in which the interaction between the electric and magnetic fields of a resonating cavity and the continuous energy of a beam produces a positive result. In the Klystron, the velocity modulation is axial whereas in the Magnetron it is azimuthal. Therefore packets of electrons are formed. If this modulation of the velocities occurs radially, the beam will swell and compress periodically. The name of 'Central Injection Gyrotron' has been associated recently in the literature to this type of interaction exhibiting a good performance. Placing on trajectory the electrons forming the beam is one of the difficulties of the good working of this ultra high frenquency tube. Since no device gives safisfaction at the present time, the devising of a new type of injector specially adapted to the forming of the beam is therefore justified. The originality is that it uses on the electrostatic gun side a cathode immersed in a magnetic field of which the axial component is in the opposite direction to that which maintains the formed beam injected in the cavity. The magnetic correction of the trajectories is the most practical with respect to the experiment, providing that the electrostatic gun does not disperse them individually. This leads to seeking an improvement in the geometry of the gun. However, it will be necessary to consider the problems of power limitation due to the space charge

  14. Occlusion Effect of a Long-pulsed 532nm Laser on Veins%长脉冲532nm激光器对静脉血管的封闭效应

    ZHANG Lai-ming; TANG Yu-guo; GUO Jin; YANG Gui-long; LI Dian-jun; LU Qi-peng; GU Hua-dong; ZHU Lin-lin; ZHAO Zhen-wu; LI Xin; WANG Jing-ping

    2005-01-01

    Laser treatment represents an attractive option to other methods of vessel diseases especially varicose veins. A long pulse (30~50ms) 532nm laser was used in our experiments, with the pulse duration matching the thermal relaxation time of the vessels and the green laser matching the absorption spectrum peak of the blood. Laser irradiates nude vein vessels directly or exterior skin to finish operation faster and to acquire the practical data for upper enteron varicose vein treatment in several animal experiments performed in vivo. The 5Jenergy pulse allows us to finely occlude rabbit or dog's vein vessels up to 2 mm in diameter when irradiating them off external skin. Blood vessels are occluded at once, and later biopsy specimens show the immediate and long-term lasting occlusion effect.While vessels are irradiated directly, they are usually irradiated to perforate, detailed causes are still under investigation. Animal experiments showed that the long pulse green laser therapy is a safe and effective solution to the vein's occlusion, which promises such laser with high energy of each pulse and 30~50 ms duration is an ideal candidate for vessel diseases treatment.

  15. TWANG-PIC, a novel gyro-averaged one-dimensional particle-in-cell code for interpretation of gyrotron experiments

    A new gyrotron simulation code for simulating the beam-wave interaction using a monomode time-dependent self-consistent model is presented. The new code TWANG-PIC is derived from the trajectory-based code TWANG by describing the electron motion in a gyro-averaged one-dimensional Particle-In-Cell (PIC) approach. In comparison to common PIC-codes, it is distinguished by its computation speed, which makes its use in parameter scans and in experiment interpretation possible. A benchmark of the new code is presented as well as a comparative study between the two codes. This study shows that the inclusion of a time-dependence in the electron equations, as it is the case in the PIC-approach, is mandatory for simulating any kind of non-stationary oscillations in gyrotrons. Finally, the new code is compared with experimental results and some implications of the violated model assumptions in the TWANG code are disclosed for a gyrotron experiment in which non-stationary regimes have been observed and for a critical case that is of interest in high power gyrotron development

  16. Three-Dimensional Numerical Simulation of a 30-GHz Gyrotron Resonator With an Explicit High-Order Discontinuous-Galerkin-Based Parallel Particle-In-Cell Method

    Stock, Andreas; Neudorfer, Jonathan; Riedlinger, Marc; Pirrung, Georg; Gassner, Gregor; Schneider, Rudolf; Roller, Sabine; Munz, Claus-Dieter

    2012-01-01

    Fast design codes for the simulation of the particle–field interaction in the interior of gyrotron resonators are available. They procure their rapidity by making strong physical simplifications and approximations, which are not known to be valid for many variations of the geometry and the operat...

  17. Design of a Second Harmonic Double-Beam Continuous Wave Gyrotron with Operating Frequency of 0.79 THz

    Manuilov, V. N.; Glyavin, M. Yu; Sedov, A. S.; Zaslavsky, V. Yu; Idehara, T.

    2015-12-01

    This paper presents the most essential steps of a design study of a novel second harmonic gyrotron operating in CW (continuous wave) regime at a frequency of 0.79 THz and an output power of 1-100 W. It is based on a novel idea for suppression of the parasitic modes using a double-beam electron-optical system (EOS). It includes a triode magnetron injection gun (MIG), which forms two high-quality helical electron beams (HEB). Different schemes, namely one with two generating beams and another with one generating and one absorbing beam, have been investigated and compared. It has been shown that the scheme with two generating beams is more advantageous since it allows an effective suppression of the parasitic modes and a stable single-mode operation at the second harmonic resonance. A MIG which is appropriate for the realization of the latter scheme has been optimized using numerical codes for computer-aided design (CAD). It forms beams with practically equal pitch factors and moderate velocity spread. The construction of the gun is not sensitive to small misalignments and shifts of the electrodes and the magnetic field. Among the most promising characteristics of the presented design are an improved mode selection and a stable single-mode generation at currents that are two to three times higher than the currents in the single-beam (i.e., conventional) gyrotrons.

  18. Development Program for a 200-kW, c-w gyrotron. Quarterly report No. 14, October-December 1982

    The objective of this program is the design and development of a millimeter-wave device to produce 200 kW of continuous-wave power at 60 GHz. The device, a gyrotron oscillator, will be compatible with power delivery to an electron-cyclotron plasma. Smooth control of RF power output over a 17 dB range is required, and the device should be capable of operation into a severe time-varying load mismatch. Continued testing of S/N 1 A was limited by boiling in the water load. An efficiency of 48.9 percent was achieved at 3.3 amps cathode current. Extensive experimentation with eclectic water-load configurations was performed and significant progress was made toward a permanent load configuration. Testing was completed on S/N 2. This gyrotron had a limited operating range due to a nonconcentric cathode. After regunning, initial tests on S/N 2A produced 150 kW RF on the diagnostic modulator. Further investigation of a beam instability problem, which occurs under certain magnetic-field conditions, was performed on S/N 2A. Corrective action has been taken on S/N 3 to suppress this oscillation

  19. Optimizing the coupling of output of a quasi-optical gyrotron owing to a diffraction grating with ellipsoidal support

    The output scheme of a quasi-optical gyrotron has been optimized in order to produce a gaussian output microwave beam suitable for transmission over long distances. The technique which has been applied consists of substituting one of the mirrors of the Fabry-Perot resonator in which the particle-wave interaction takes place by a diffraction grating placed in the -1 order Littrow mount and designed such that only orders -1 and 0 can propagate. In such a configuration, the diffraction angle of the order -1 coincides exactly with the incidence direction, thus providing a feedback in the cavity, whereas the order 0 constitutes the output of the resonator. A theoretical study of the power content in each diffracted order of a planar grating of infinite extent with equally spaced linear grooves as a function of the grating parameters has been performed. It has been shown that parameter domains can be found, which provide appropriate efficiencies in both orders for an application on a quasi-optical gyrotron. The Littrow condition was then adapted in order to match the spherical wavefronts of a gaussian beam incident on a possibly non-planar surface. The grooves become thus curvilinear and are no longer equally spaced. Measurements made on a cold test stand have confirmed the validity of the Littrow condition extension and allowed to determine its limits. It has also been shown that this type of cavity provides a mode having an optimal gaussian content and giving a minimal cavity transmission. The angular dispersion of the grating leads to a higher cavity transmission and to a slightly lower gaussian content for the adjacent resonator modes. The fundamental eigenmode electric field profile has been measured inside the cavity and is similar to that of an equivalent resonator made with two spherical mirrors. (author) figs., tabs., 141 refs

  20. High-power pulsed gyrotron for 300 GHz-band collective Thomson scattering diagnostics in the Large Helical Device

    A high-power pulse gyrotron was developed to generate a probe wave for 300 GHz-band collective Thomson scattering (CTS) diagnostics in the Large Helical Device. In this frequency range, avoiding mode competition is critical to realizing high-power and stable oscillation with a narrow frequency bandwidth. A moderately over-moded cavity was investigated to ensure sufficient isolation of a desired mode from neighbouring modes, and to achieve high power output simultaneously. A cavity with the TE14,2 operation mode, a triode electron gun with an intense laminar electron beam, and an internal mode convertor were designed to construct a prototype tube. It was experimentally observed that oscillation of the TE14,2 mode was strong enough for mode competition, and provided high power with sufficient stability. The oscillation characteristics associated with the electron beam properties were compared with the numerical characteristics to find an optimum operating condition. As a result, single-mode operation with maximum output power of 246 kW was demonstrated at 294 GHz with 65 kV/14 A electron beam, yielding efficiency of ∼27%. The radiation pattern was confirmed to be highly Gaussian. The duration of the 130 kW pulse, which is presently limited by the power supply, was extended up to 30 µs. The experimental results validate our design concept and indicate the potential for realizing a gyrotron with higher power and longer pulse toward practical use in 300 GHz CTS diagnostics. (paper)

  1. Development of a water load for a Ka-band 10 kW continuous-wave gyrotron in an ECR ion source system

    Ok, Jung-Woo; Choi, Seyong; Lee, Byoung-Seob; Yoon, Jang-Hee; Park, Jin Yong; Shin, Chang Seouk; Won, Mi-Sook; Hong, In-Seok

    2015-02-01

    A gyrotron is used as a microwave power source in an electron-cyclotron-resonance (ECR) ion source system. In order to test the gyrotron, which operates at a frequency of 28 GHz in the continuous-wave (CW) mode, the Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI) developed a water load that absorbed up to 10 kW of power. The water load consists of an aluminum jacket, a quartz window, and a waveguide. A distilled water flow of 13 L/min, sealed with the quartz window, is used as the absorbent. At 28 GHz, the S 11 parameter and the voltage standing-wave ratio (VSWR) of the water load design were calculated to be less than -30 dB and 1.05, respectively. In practical experiments, the increase in the water's temperature was approximately 10 °C at the highest power.

  2. Generation of electron beams in cyclotron motion and its interaction with electromagnetic fields in weakly irregular cavities: a study applied to conceptual elaboration of a 35 GHz gyrotron

    It is presented an investigation of different phenomena that occur in the gyrotron: 1) generation and transport of helical electron beams, 2) interaction of electrons in cyclotron motion with a transverse electric mode in resonant cavities operating near cutoff and 3) electron deposition over the collector active region. An exact ballistic model, which points out the nonlinear attributes of the relativistic equation of electron cyclotron motion and that includes a complex formulation for the longitudinal electric field distribution in weakly irregular waveguides, is used. Physically realizable RF field profiles are studied with the objective of maximizing gyrotron efficiency. For this purpose, an investigation is made of the resonant properties of truncated cones cavities and a new resonator type, with a profile described in terms of a continuous function, is developed. High perpendicular efficiencies (ηperpendicularMAX=0.86) have been calculated for interaction at the fundamental 1cyclotron harmonic and for uniform external magnetic field. A maximum efficiency scaling parameter S has been introduced, by which scaling relations ηperpendicularMAX= ηperpendicularMAX (S) are applicable to a variety of field profiles. The conceptual design of a 35 GHz gyrotron gives emphasis to selection criteria of operating parameters in compliance with technical constraints and with the requirement of soft self-excited oscillations. The proposed gyrotron operates in the azimuthally symetrical mode TE021 and is able to produce, with an electronic efficiency of 40%, an output power of 100 kW, in pulses of 20 ms, with a duty factor of 0.04%. (author)

  3. Long-pulse Supercontinuum Light Sources

    Moselund, Peter M.

    A Supercontinuum (SC) is a broad spectrum generated from a narrow light source through non-linear effects. This thesis describes SC generation based on 1064 nm ps pulses in PCF fibres. We investigate how the SC spectrum can be modified and intensity noise reduced by feeding back part of the SC...

  4. Long pulse electron gun for laser applications

    This paper reports on large-area electron guns that are critical components in many high-energy gas laser systems. The secondary emission electron (SEE) gun offers an attractive option for pulsed laser applications. With this type of cold cathode gun, a dc voltage is applied to the cathode and the electron beam is generated by secondary emission due to ion bombardment processes. The gun is controlled by modulating the source of ions which resides at ground potential. This design greatly simplifies the electron gun power system. SEE-gun systems have been developed which provide 150-220 keV beams at current densities exceeding 25 mA/cm2 with current density uniformities of approximately ±10% over areas of up to 5 x 150 cm2. Pulse lengths have ranged from 30 μs to 20 ms at repetition rates from single-pulse to 30 Hz. It is expected that the SEE-gun can be scaled to beam voltages of greater than 300 kV, beam areas greater than 1 m2, peak current densities exceeding 1 A/cm2, time-averaged current densities approx-gt 0.5 mA/cm2, pulse lengths of 0.1 μs to dc, and pulse repetition rates >1 kHz with good uniformity, high reliability and long life. Furthermore, the inherent simplicity of the SEE-gun results in low cost and a compact, light-weight system

  5. A point-like source of extreme ultraviolet radiation based on a discharge in a non-uniform gas flow, sustained by powerful gyrotron radiation of terahertz frequency band

    The possibility and prospects of extreme ultraviolet (UV) point-like source development are discussed in the present paper. The UV source is based on the discharge sustained by powerful gyrotron radiation of terahertz (THz) frequency band in non-uniform gas flow injected into vacuum volume through a nozzle with diameter less than 1 mm. Recent developments of THz-band gyrotrons with appropriate power level made such discharges possible. First experimental results on a point-like plasma creation by 100 kW radiation of 0.67 THz gyrotron are presented. The possibility of discharge localization within the area less than 1 mm is demonstrated. The discharge emission within the wavelength range from 112 nm to 650 nm was studied. The measured power of light emission in the range of 112–180 nm was measured to be up to 10 kW.

  6. Control of the Superconducting Magnets current Power Supplies of the TJ-II Gyrotrons; Control de las Fuentes de Corriente de las Bobinas Superconductoras de los Girotrones del TJ-II

    Ros, A.; Fernandez, A.; Tolkachev, A.; Catalan, G.

    2006-07-01

    The TJ-II ECRH heating system consists of two gyrotrons, which can deliver a maximum power of 300 kW at a frequency of 53.2 GHz. Another 28 GHz gyrotron is going to be used in the Bernstein waves heating system. In order to get the required frequency, the gyrotrons need and homogeneous magnetic field of several tesla, which is generated by a superconducting coil field by a current source. This document describes the current source control as well as the high precision ammeters control. These ammeters measure the current in the superconducting coils. The user interface and the programming of the control system are described. The communication between devices is also explained. (author) 9 Refs.

  7. Status, Operation, and Extension of the ECRH System at ASDEX Upgrade

    Wagner, D.; Stober, J.; Leuterer, F.; Monaco, F.; Müller, S.; Münich, M.; Rapson, C. J.; Reich, M.; Schubert, M.; Schütz, H.; Treutterer, W.; Zohm, H.; Thumm, M.; Scherer, T.; Meier, A.; Gantenbein, G.; Jelonnek, J.; Kasparek, W.; Lechte, C.; Plaum, B.; Goodman, T.; Litvak, A. G.; Denisov, G. G.; Chirkov, A.; Zapevalov, V.; Malygin, V.; Popov, L. G.; Nichiporenko, V. O.; Myasnikov, V. E.; Tai, E. M.; Solyanova, E. A.; Malygin, S. A.

    2016-01-01

    The upgraded electron cyclotron resonance heating (ECRH) system at ASDEX Upgrade (AUG) has been routinely used with eight gyrotrons during the last experimental campaign. A further upgrade will replace the existing system of four short-pulse (140 GHz, 2 s, 500 kW) gyrotrons. The final goal is to have around 6.5-7 MW at 140 GHz (or 5.5 MW at 105 GHz) from eight units available in the plasma during the whole AUG discharge (10 s). The system operates at 140 and 105 GHz with X2, O2 and X3 schemes. For B > 3 T also an ITER-like O1-scenario can be run using the 105 GHz option. Four of the eight launching antennas are capable of fast poloidal movements necessary for real-time control of the location of power deposition.

  8. Stabilization of the potential multi-steady-state absolute instabilities in a gyrotron traveling-wave amplifier

    The problem of spurious oscillations induced by absolute instabilities is the most challenging one that hinders the development of the millimeter-wave gyrotron traveling-wave amplifiers (gyro-TWTs). A spurious oscillation exists as a high order axial mode (HOAM) in the interaction circuit. This paper is devoted to demonstrating the complicated steady states of these HOAMs and exploring corresponding techniques to stabilize these potential multi-steady-state absolute instabilities. The stability-oriented design principle is conveyed in a start-to-end design flow of a Ka-band TE11 mode gyro-TWT. Strong magnetic tapering near the downstream port, which is capable of cutting short the effective interaction circuit of a spurious oscillation and simultaneously boosting the amplification performance, is for the first time proposed to further improve the system stability. It is also found that an ideal prebunched electron beam in the linear stage is the necessary condition to efficient amplification in the nonlinear stage, suggesting that it is feasible to design a stable prebunching stage to replace the distributed-loss-loaded linear stage. The stability-oriented design principle provides more explicit reference for future design of a zero-drive stable gyro-TWT.

  9. High power rf amplifiers for accelerator applications: The large orbit gyrotron and the high current, space charge enhanced relativistic klystron

    Stringfield, R.M.; Fazio, M.V.; Rickel, D.G.; Kwan, T.J.T.; Peratt, A.L.; Kinross-Wright, J.; Van Haaften, F.W.; Hoeberling, R.F.; Faehl, R.; Carlsten, B.; Destler, W.W.; Warner, L.B.

    1990-01-01

    Los Alamos is investigating a number of high power microwave sources for their potential to power advanced accelerators. Included in this investigation are the large orbit gyrotron amplifier and oscillator (LOG) and the relativistic klystron amplifier (RKA). LOG amplifier development is newly underway. Electron beam power levels of 3 GW, 70 ns duration, are planned, with anticipated conversion efficiencies into RF on the order of 20 percent. Ongoing investigations on this device include experimental improvement of the electron beam optics, and computational studies of resonator design and RF extraction. Recent RKA studies have operated at electron beam powers into the device of 1.35 GW in microsecond duration pulses. The device has yielded modulated electron beam power approaching 300 MW using 3--5 kW of RF input drive. RF powers extracted into waveguide have been up to 70 MW, suggesting that more power is available from the device that we have converted to-date in the extractor. We have examined several aspects of operation, including beam bunching phenomena and RF power extraction techniques. In addition, investigations of the amplifier gain as a function of input drive, electron beam parameters and axial magnetic field strength also have been explored. The effect of ions formed during device operation also has been considered.

  10. Preparation of Steady State Operation of the Wendelstein 7-X Stellarator

    Full text: Wendelstein 7-X has been designed to demonstrate the steady state capability of the stellarator concept. At 10 MW of heating power a pulse duration of 30 minutes is envisaged. Short pulses of additional heating power are foreseen to access beta and equilibrium limits and study fast ion confinement and fast ion driven instabilities. The large variety of time scales is strongly affecting the design of plasma diagnostics, heating and fuelling systems, data acquisition and device control. For steady state heating ten 1 MW continuous wave gyrotrons are foreseen, operating at 140 GHz second harmonic heating at 2.5 T. Using a system of mirrors, relaying the micro waves through air to Wendelstein 7-X, a very high transmission efficiency has been achieved. Front steering mirrors, one for each gyrotron, individually change the poloidal and toroidal launch angles, thus controlling the radial deposition and current drive. Recent modifications to the gyrotron design include an improved power handling in the collector using a rotating transverse magnetic field. The main heating scenarios are 2nd harmonic X-mode (X2) heating below the cut-off density of 1.2 x 1020 m-3 and 2nd harmonic O-mode (O2) heating at higher densities. Owing to non-absorbed power, significant levels of stray radiation are expected for O2-heating, during the transition from X2- to O2-heating, and also during plasma start-up with electron cyclotron resonance waves. Therefore all in-vessel components have to be qualified and if necessary protected to withstand up to 50 kW/m2 of continuous micro-wave power flux. Many diagnostic techniques require a specific adaptation or even new developments to cope with steady state operation. Besides the measurement of fast events, also the long times scales have to be covered. As a consequence not only data rates increase, but the total amount of data. This requires special efforts for real time plasma control, and for continuous data acquisition and data

  11. 200 kW gyrotron power supply and protection system for the electron cyclotron resonant heating experiment on Thor, CNR, Milano

    A high voltage (100 kV) regulated power supply and protection system for gyrotron has been completely developed and tested at the ENEA Laboratory of Frascati by the electrical, electronics and mechanical staff of the Technology Division. The system uses a high voltage, high power tetrode as a series voltage regulator and as a fast switching unit either to control the pulse duration (1 / 10 ms) or in the protection system, completed by a shunt crowbar as back-up protection. The crowbar is fired only if the tetrode does not clear the fault in the fixed time or when the tetrode has an arcing. In the first case the total intervention time is less than 20 μs. The main design lines of the system and the results of the tests performed on it are described. (author)

  12. 长脉冲1064nm激光联合口服皮质激素治疗婴幼儿血管瘤的疗效评价%Treatment of infantile hemangiomas with long pulsed 1064nm laser and oral corticosteroids

    闫俊杰; 江银华; 田克斌

    2012-01-01

    目的:探讨激光联合口服皮质激素治疗婴幼儿血管瘤的可行性,并对其疗效作初步评价.方法:对102例处于增殖期的血管瘤患儿,分别给予激光治疗、激光与皮质激素联合治疗.治疗前超声检查病灶深度,按深度是否超过1cm,分为深部型与表浅型.激光为1064nm长脉冲可调脉宽激光,治疗1-3次,皮质激素服用一个疗程.采用SAS6.12软件包对所得数据进行Ridit分析.结果:100例完成治疗,随访率为98%.激光治疗治愈12例(24.00%)、显效18例(36.00%),有效率为60.00%;激光与皮质激素联合治疗治愈14例(26.92%)、显效27例(51.92%),有效率为78.84%,2种治疗方法疗效具有显著差异(P<0.05).在表浅病灶组,激光治疗治愈8例(34.78%)、显效10例(43.48%),有效率为78.26%;激光与皮质激素联合治疗治愈7例(33.33%)、显效8例(38.10%),有效率为71.43%,2种治疗方法疗效无显著差异(P>0.05).在深部病灶组,激光治疗治愈4例(14.81%)、显效8例(29.63%),有效率为44.44%;激光与皮质激素联合治疗治愈7例(22.58%)、显效19例(61.29%),有效率为83.87%,2种治疗方法疗效具有显著差异(P<0.05).结论:长脉冲1064nm激光与口服皮质激素联合治疗深部型增殖期血管瘤是一种有效的方法.%PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical therapeutic efficacy on infantile hemangiomas using long pulsed 1064nm laser and oral corticosteroid. METHODS: One hundred and two infantile hemangiomas in the proliferating phase state were treated with long pulsed 1064nm laser, long pulsed 1064nm laser and oral corticosteroid .Color Doppler was used to detect the depth of tumor. Laser treatment was conducted for 1 to 3 sessions,and oral corticosteroid was one course for 12 weeks. The results were analyzed with SAS6.12 software package for Ridit test. RESULTS: Total response treated with long pulsed 1064nm laser, long pulsed 1064nm laser and oral corticosteroid were

  13. Design of megawatt gyrotrons

    The design parameters of a 120 GHz gyromonotron capable of output powers in excess of 1 MW are determined. A nonlinear model of the interaction between the beam and rf field is used in which the efficiency is a function of only three normalized variables. By expressing the technological constraints in terms of these variables, permissible design parameters yielding high efficiency operation can be calculated. Constraints that are considered include ohmic heating of the walls, voltage depression of the beam, reduced coupling between the beam and rf field due to beam thickness, and efficiency degradation due to space charge forces within the beam. An analysis of the tradeoffs between current and voltage at the 1 MW level indicates that lower order modes can be utilized at lower voltages, but the constraints based on current limitations are difficult to satisfy. An 80 kV, 29 A design is presented that achieves a total efficiency of 44%. The primary uncertainty of these designs is the severity of competition due to parasitic modes. However, a number of isolated asymmetric modes appear capable of single mode emission at 1 MW based on present experimental results. Multimegawatt operation is also considered. It is shown that powers exceeding 20 MW are possible if single mode operation can be achieved in very high order modes. The methodology presented in this paper is general and can be easily adapted to other frequencies and output powers

  14. Design of the magnetron injection gun for 170 GHz gyrotron%170 GHz回旋管电子枪的设计

    曾旭; 王峨锋; 刘本田; 李志良; 冯进军

    2013-01-01

      170 GHz回旋管是等离子体核聚变中电子回旋谐振加热的理想功率源,在功率上要求具有1 MW以上的输出功率。要产生这么大的输出功率,就需要具有足够大横向能量的电子注与高频场的横向电场进行互作用,因此要对电子枪进行专门的设计。利用绝热压缩理论及相关的仿真软件对双阳极磁控注入电子枪进行了设计,得到了较好的电子注参数。所设计的电子枪能在工作电压80 kV、工作电流40 A 的条件下为170 GHz 基波回旋管提供所需的回旋电子注,其引导中心半径为8.27 mm,横纵速度比1.5。%A 170 GHz gryotron is an ideal power source for the Electron Cyclotron Resonance Heating (ECRH) in the plasma fusion. The required output power from a single gyrotron tube at 170 GHz operating frequency for ECRH application is 1 MW or more. For generating the high output power,a Magnetron Injection Gun(MIG) which can provide the electron beam with large enough transverse energy for interacting with the transverse filed of the electromagnetic wave is designed. Ideal parameters of the double-anode MIG are obtained according to the adiabatic compression theory and the correlative simulation software. The designed MIG can provide the necessary beams for the 170 GHz fundamental harmonic gyrotron under 80 kV of voltage and 40 A of current with the guidance center radius of 8.27 mm and the pitch factor of 1.5.

  15. Backscattering of gyrotron radiation and short-wavelength turbulence during electron cyclotron resonance plasma heating in the L-2M stellarator

    Batanov, G. M.; Borzosekov, V. D., E-mail: tinborz@gmail.com; Kovrizhnykh, L. M.; Kolik, L. V.; Konchekov, E. M.; Malakhov, D. V.; Petrov, A. E.; Sarksyan, K. A.; Skvortsova, N. N.; Stepakhin, V. D.; Kharchev, N. K. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Prokhorov General Physics Institute (Russian Federation)

    2013-06-15

    Backscattering of gyrotron radiation ({theta} = {pi}) by short-wavelength density fluctuations (k{sub Up-Tack} = 30 cm{sup -1}) in the plasma of the L-2M stellarator was studied under conditions of electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) plasma heating at the second harmonic of the electron gyrofrequency (75 GHz). The scattering of the O-wave emerging due to the splitting of the linearly polarized gyrotron radiation into the X- and O-waves was analyzed. The signal obtained after homodyne detection of scattered radiation is a result of interference of the reference signal, the quasi-steady component, and the fast oscillating component. The coefficients of reflection of the quasi-steady component, R{sub =}{sup 2}(Y), and fast oscillating component, R{sub {approx}}{sup 2}(Y), of scattered radiation are estimated. The growth of the R{sub {approx}}{sup 2}(Y) coefficient from 3.7 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -4} to 5.2 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -4} with increasing ECR heating power from 190 to 430 kW is found to correlate with the decrease in the energy lifetime from 1.9 to 1.46 ms. The relative density of short-wavelength fluctuations is estimated to be Left-Pointing-Angle-Bracket n{sub {approx}}{sup 2} Right-Pointing-Angle-Bracket / Left-Pointing-Angle-Bracket n{sub e}{sup 2} Right-Pointing-Angle-Bracket = 3 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -7}. It is shown that the frequencies of short-wavelength fluctuations are in the range 10-150 kHz. The recorded short-wavelength fluctuations can be interpreted as structural turbulence, the energy of which comprises {approx}10% of the total fluctuations energy. Simulations of transport processes show that neoclassical heat fluxes are much smaller than anomalous ones. It is suggested that short-wavelength turbulence plays a decisive role in the anomalous heat transport.

  16. Clinical Research of High Dose Long-pulsed Laser on Venous Malformations in Deep Skin Under the Condition of Controlling Low Temperature%控低温大剂量长脉冲激光治疗皮肤深部静脉畸形的临床研究

    陈深; 严煜林; 韦妮波; 郑凤丽; 官英勇; 李伟强

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To explore the therapeutic effects and adverse reactions of high dose long-pulsed laser on venous malformation in deep skin under the condition of controlling low temperature. Method:Patients were divided into two groups,one group were treated with long-pulsed laser under usual temperature, and the other group were treated with long-pulsed laser under the conditions of controlling low temperature. Observing the therapeutic effect and adverse reaction of two groups under different conditions. Results:Compared with usual temperature,treatment dose can increase 10~20 J /cm2,continuous intensity of treatment and total energy can increase 10 times,pain and side effect were less under the condition of controlling low temperature. After 6 to 10 times of treatment,there were 42.00 percent of cure rate,33.33 percent of show efficiency rate,21.07 percent of effective rate,94.74 percent of the total effective rate and 10.11 percent of adverse reaction rate. Conclusion:Venous malformations in deep skin can be treated with high dose long-pulsed laser under the condition of controlling low temperature. It can improve curative effect,and reduce pain and adverse reactions. So it should be widely used in clinic.%目的:探讨皮肤深部静脉畸形在瘤体控低温条件下应用长脉冲激光治疗的疗效和不良反应。方法:将皮肤深部静脉畸形分别采用常温和瘤体控低温条件下进行长脉冲激光治疗,观察两组瘤体在不同条件下其治疗效果和不良反应。结果:瘤体在控低温技术比常温下应用长脉冲激光治疗,其治疗剂量可以增大10~20 J/cm2,连续治疗强度和总能量可增大10倍,患者本人的痛觉感减轻,不良反应更少。经过8~10次治疗,治愈率为42%,显效率为33.33%,有效率为21.07%,总有效率为94.74%,不良反应率10.11%。结论:皮肤深部静脉畸形在瘤体控低温条件下可使用大剂量长脉冲激光治疗,疗效满意,痛

  17. Therapeutic Effect of Long-pulsed 1064nm Nd:Laser with Optimal Pulse Technology on Infantile Hemangiomas in Maxillofacial Region%长脉冲1064nmNd:YAG激光联合优化脉冲光治疗颌面部婴幼儿血管瘤的临床分析

    陈深; 严煜林; 郑凤丽; 韦妮波; 李伟强; 覃朝莲

    2013-01-01

    Objective To explore the therapeutic effects and adverse reactions of long-pulsed 1064nm Nd:laser with optimal pulse technology on infantile hemangiomas in maxillofacial region. Methods Patients were treated with long-pulsed 1064nm Nd:laser with optimal pulse technology,and personalized treatment parameters were selected depending on the location,size,color,texture of the tumors.“Tumor of abnormal”is when reaching optimal therapeutic dosage,tumor cells and organization structure change and even destroy their nature of state after treated with laser and optimal pulse light. Results After 2 to 6 times of treatment, there are 66.18% cure rate,29.41% efficiency rate,4.41% effective rate and 7.35% adverse reaction rate. Conclusion Long-pulsed 1064nm Nd:laser with optimal pulse technology can exert their advantages,such as long-pulsed laser and optimal pulse light,so the combination therapy is perfect,with less adverse reaction. It should be used in clinic,and be an early intervention treatment.%目的:探讨长脉冲1064nmNd:YAG激光联合优化脉冲光治疗颌面部婴幼儿血管瘤的治疗效果和不良反应。方法:应用长脉冲激光联合优化脉冲光对颌面部婴幼儿血管瘤进行治疗,根据瘤体的位置、大小、色泽、质地等选择个性化治疗参数,每次治疗达到最佳治疗剂量,就是应用激光、优化脉冲光照射后使瘤体内细胞、组织结构的状态和本质产生改变甚至被破坏,即出现“瘤态变”为治疗标准。结果:经过2~6次治疗,治愈率为66.18%,显效率为29.41%,有效率为4.41%。不良反应率7.35%。结论:长脉冲1064nmNd:YAG激光联合优化脉冲光治疗婴幼儿血管瘤能分别发挥长脉冲激光和优化脉冲光的各自优点,联合治疗效果更好,不良反应少,宜在临床中推广使用,应早期干预治疗。

  18. Further Characterization of 394-GHz Gyrotron FU CW GII with Additional PID Control System for 600-MHz DNP-SSNMR Spectroscopy

    Ueda, Keisuke; Matsuki, Yoh; Fujiwara, Toshimichi; Tatematsu, Yoshinori; Ogawa, Isamu; Idehara, Toshitaka

    2016-09-01

    A 394-GHz gyrotron, FU CW GII, has been designed at the University of Fukui, Japan, for dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP)-enhanced solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (SSNMR) experiments at 600-MHz 1H resonant frequency. After installation at the Institute for Protein Research (IPR), Osaka University, Japan, a PID feedback control system was equipped to regulate the electron gun heater current for stabilization of the electron beam current, which ultimately achieved stabilization of output power when operating in continuous wave (CW) mode. During exploration to further optimize operating conditions, a continuous tuning bandwidth of approximately 1 GHz was observed by varying the operating voltage at a fixed magnetic field. In the frequency range required for positive DNP enhancement, the output power was improved by increasing the magnetic field and the operating voltage from their initial operational settings. In addition, fine tuning of output frequency by varying the cavity cooling water temperature was demonstrated. These operating conditions and ancillary enhancements are expected to contribute to further enhancement of SSNMR signal.

  19. Further Characterization of 394-GHz Gyrotron FU CW GII with Additional PID Control System for 600-MHz DNP-SSNMR Spectroscopy

    Ueda, Keisuke; Matsuki, Yoh; Fujiwara, Toshimichi; Tatematsu, Yoshinori; Ogawa, Isamu; Idehara, Toshitaka

    2016-04-01

    A 394-GHz gyrotron, FU CW GII, has been designed at the University of Fukui, Japan, for dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP)-enhanced solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (SSNMR) experiments at 600-MHz 1H resonant frequency. After installation at the Institute for Protein Research (IPR), Osaka University, Japan, a PID feedback control system was equipped to regulate the electron gun heater current for stabilization of the electron beam current, which ultimately achieved stabilization of output power when operating in continuous wave (CW) mode. During exploration to further optimize operating conditions, a continuous tuning bandwidth of approximately 1 GHz was observed by varying the operating voltage at a fixed magnetic field. In the frequency range required for positive DNP enhancement, the output power was improved by increasing the magnetic field and the operating voltage from their initial operational settings. In addition, fine tuning of output frequency by varying the cavity cooling water temperature was demonstrated. These operating conditions and ancillary enhancements are expected to contribute to further enhancement of SSNMR signal.

  20. 94 GHz TE02模回旋管Vlasov模式变换器的设计与模拟%Design and Simulation of Vlasov Mode Converter for 94 GHz TE02 Mode Gyrotron

    王斌; 杜朝海; 刘濮鲲; 耿志辉; 徐寿喜

    2011-01-01

    该文研究并设计了一个由Vlasov阶梯型开口辐射器、椭圆面反射器和抛物面反射器组成的TE02模回旋管准光模式变换器.首先采用几何光学研究了阶梯型开口辐射器、椭圆面反射器和抛物面反射器的具体形状,再利用矢量绕射理论分析了其工作过程,最后结合 94 GHz TE02模回旋管的具体参数,编写仿真程序详细讨论了工作模式在此模式变换器中的变换过程.模拟结果表明,94 GHz回旋管中的TE02模在输出窗处被转换为能量集中的准高斯波束,转换效率为78.35%.%The quasi-optical mode converter for the TE02 mode gyrotron, consisting of a Vlasov stepped-cut launcher,an elliptical reflector and a parabolic reflector, was designed, fabricated and studied. Firstly, the stepped-cut launcher, the elliptical reflector and the parabolic reflector were analytically evaluated with geometric optics. Next, the operation process of the converter was analyzed with vector diffra fion theory. And finally,operation of the mode conversion was simulated,based on the physical model of Vlasov mede converter for 94 GHz TE02 mode gyrotron. The simulated results show that the TE02 mode inside the 94 GHz gyrotron was converted into a higly Gaussian-like beam at the output window, and that the conversion efficiency was 78.35%.

  1. Maturing ECRF technology for plasma control

    The availability of high power, (∼1 MW) long pulse length (effectively cw), high frequency, (>100 GHz) gyrotrons has opened the opportunity for enhanced scientific results on magnetic confinement devices for fusion research worldwide. This has led to successful experiments on electron cyclotron heating, electron cyclotron current drive, non-inductive tokamak operation, tokamak energy transport, suppression of instabilities and advanced profile control leading to enhanced performance. The key development in the gyrotron community that has led to the realization of high power long pulse gyrotrons is the availability of edge cooled synthetic diamond gyrotron output windows, which have low loss and excellent thermal and mechanical properties. In addition to the emergence of reliable high power gyrotrons, ancillary equipment for efficient microwave transmission over distances of hundreds of meters, polarization control, diagnostics, and flexible launch geometry have all been developed and proven in regular service. (author)

  2. Treatment of Treatment of Facial Telangiectasia Associated with Hormone-dependent Dermatitis by Long-pulsed 1064nm Nd:YAG Laser%长脉冲1064nm Nd:YAG激光治疗面部激素依赖性皮炎伴发的毛细缸管扩张

    金燕; 郭永刚; 李文志

    2011-01-01

    目的:观察长脉冲1064nm Nd:YAG激光治疗面部激素依赖性皮炎伴发毛细血管扩张的临床治疗效果.方法:治疗参数选用:光斑直径3mm,平均脉宽(13.5±3.4)ms,平均能量密度(267.2±3.1)J/cm2.结果:37例女性患者,平均治疗2.3次,面部毛细血管扩张平均密度由(2.76±1.03)根/cm2下降至(0.42± 0.27)根/cm2,临床疗效显著.治疗后,皮肤恢复至基本正常状态,无瘢痕、色素改变,皮炎反复发作的现象消失.结论:长脉冲1064nm Nd:YAG激光治疗面部激素依赖性皮炎伴有的毛细血管扩张具有较好临床治疗效果,方法值得进行更广泛的临床实践与深入研究.%Objective To observe the clinic therapeutic effect of facial Telangiectasia Associated with Hormone-dependent Dermatitis by long-pulsed 1064nm Nd: YAG laser. Methods The facial telangiectasia were treated by laser with 3mm spot diameter,the average pulse width (13,5±3.4) ms and the average energy density (267.2±3.1) J/cm2.Results 37 cases of female patients were cured by 2.3 average treatment times. The average density of facial telangiectasia were decreased from (2.76±1.03) vessels / cm2 to (0.42± 0.27) root / cm2. The clinical effect is significant.After treatment, no scars, no pigmentation occurred and the dermatitis disappeared. Conclusion There is a good result with facial Telangiectasia Associated with Hormone-dependent Dermatitis treated by long pulse 1064nm Nd:YAG laser. This approach deserves more extensive clinical practice and in-depth study.

  3. A MAGICTRAC [Microwave Antenna for Whispering-Gallery-Mode Conversion using a Twist Reflector Antenna Converter] design for the MTX [Microwave Tokamak Experiment] transport system

    A design of a MAGICTRAC (Microwave Antenna for Whispering-Gallery-Mode Conversion using a Twist Reflector Antenna Converter) device is presented for use on the MTX (Microwave Tokamak Experiment) transport system. The MAGICTRAC device, consisting of a mode converting waveguide taper and three metal reflectors, transforms the TE15,2 circular waveguide mode output of a VARIAN Associates 140 GHz gyrotron into a free-space Gaussian-like beam with >95% efficiency. Dimensions of the MAGICTRAC are chosen to produce a beam matched to the MTX quasi-optical transport system

  4. Long pulse EBW start-up experiments in MAST

    Start-up technique reported here relies on a double mode conversion (MC) for electron Bernstein wave (EBW) excitation. It consists of MC of the ordinary (O) mode, entering the plasma from the low field side of the tokamak, into the extraordinary (X) mode at a mirror-polarizer located at the high field side. The X mode propagates back to the plasma, passes through electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) and experiences a subsequent X to EBW MC near the upper hybrid resonance (UHR). Finally the excited EBW mode is totally absorbed at the Doppler shifted ECR. The absorption of EBW remains high even in cold rarefied plasmas. Furthermore, EBW can generate significant plasma current giving the prospect of a fully solenoid-free plasma start-up. First experiments using this scheme were carried out on MAST [1]. Plasma currents up to 33 kA have been achieved using 28 GHz 100kW 90ms RF pulses. Recently experimental results were extended to longer RF pulses showing further increase of plasma currents generated by RF power alone. A record current of 73kA has been achieved with 450ms RF pulse of similar power. The current drive enhancement was mainly achieved due to RF pulse extension and further optimisation of the start-up scenario

  5. DARHT-II Long-Pulse Beam-Dynamics Experiments

    Ekdahl, Carl; Bartsch, Richard; Bender, Howard; Briggs, Richard J; Broste, William; Carlson, Carl; Caudill, Larry; Chan, Kwok-Chi D; Chen Yu Jiuan; Dalmas, Dale; Durtschi, Grant; Eversole, Steven; Eylon, Shmuel; Fawley, William M; Frayer, Daniel; Gallegos, Robert J; Harrison, James; Henestroza, Enrique; Holzscheiter, M H; Houck, Timothy L; Hughes, Thomas P; Jacquez, Edward; Johnson, Douglas; Johnson, Jeffrey; Jones, Kenneth; McCuistian, Brian T; Meidinger, Alfred; Montoya, Nicholas; Mostrom, Chris; Moy, Kenneth; Nath, Subrata; Nielsen, Kurt; Oro, David; Rodriguez, Leroy; Rodriguez, Patrick; Rowton, Larry J; Sanchez, Manolito; Scarpetti, Raymond; Schauer, Martin; Schulze, Martin E; Simmons, David; Studebaker, Jan; Sturgess, Ronald; Sullivan, Gary; Swinney, Charles; Tang, Yan; Temple, Rodney; Tipton, Angela; Tom, C Y; Vernon Smith, H; Yu, Simon

    2005-01-01

    When completed, the DARHT-II linear induction accelerator (LIA) will produce a 2-kA, 18-MeV electron beam with more than 1500-ns current/energy "flat-top." In initial tests DARHT-II has already accelerated beams with current pulse lengths from 500-ns to 1200-ns full-width at half maximum (FWHM) with more than1.2-kA, 12.5-MeV peak current and energy. Experiments are now underway with a ~2000-ns pulse length, but reduced current and energy. These pulse lengths are all significantly longer than any other multi-MeV LIA, and they define a novel regime for high-current beam dynamics, especially with regard to beam stability. Although the initial tests demonstrated absence of BBU, the pulse lengths were too short to test the predicted protection against ion-hose instability. The present experiments are designed to resolve these and other beam-dynamics issues with a ~2000-ns pulse length beam.

  6. Long Pulse Operation on Tore-Supra: Towards Steady State

    The experimental programme of Tore Supra is devoted to the study of technology and physics issues associated to long-duration high performance discharges. This new domain of operation requires simultaneously and in steady state: heat removal capability, particle exhaust, fully non-inductive current drive, advanced technology integration and real time plasma control. The long discharge allows for addressing new time scale physic such as the wall particle retention and erosion. Moreover, the physics of fully non-inductive discharges is full of novelty, namely: the MHD stability, the slow spontaneous oscillation of the central electron temperature or the outstanding inward particle pinch

  7. Event recognition using signal spectrograms in long pulse experiments.

    González, J; Ruiz, M; Vega, J; Barrera, E; Arcas, G; López, J M

    2010-10-01

    As discharge duration increases, real-time complex analysis of the signal becomes more important. In this context, data acquisition and processing systems must provide models for designing experiments which use event oriented plasma control. One example of advanced data analysis is signal classification. The off-line statistical analysis of a large number of discharges provides information to develop algorithms for the determination of the plasma parameters from measurements of magnetohydrodinamic waves, for example, to detect density fluctuations induced by the Alfvén cascades using morphological patterns. The need to apply different algorithms to the signals and to address different processing algorithms using the previous results necessitates the use of an event-based experiment. The Intelligent Test and Measurement System platform is an example of architecture designed to implement distributed data acquisition and real-time processing systems. The processing algorithm sequence is modeled using an event-based paradigm. The adaptive capacity of this model is based on the logic defined by the use of state machines in SCXML. The Intelligent Test and Measurement System platform mixes a local multiprocessing model with a distributed deployment of services based on Jini. PMID:21033990

  8. Event recognition using signal spectrograms in long pulse experiments

    Gonzalez, J.; Ruiz, M.; Barrera, E.; Arcas, G.; Lopez, J. M. [Grupo I2A2, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Ctra Valencia Km. 7, Madrid 28031 (Spain); Vega, J. [Asociacion EURATOM/CIEMAT para Fusion, Avda Complutense 22, Madrid 28040 (Spain)

    2010-10-15

    As discharge duration increases, real-time complex analysis of the signal becomes more important. In this context, data acquisition and processing systems must provide models for designing experiments which use event oriented plasma control. One example of advanced data analysis is signal classification. The off-line statistical analysis of a large number of discharges provides information to develop algorithms for the determination of the plasma parameters from measurements of magnetohydrodinamic waves, for example, to detect density fluctuations induced by the Alfven cascades using morphological patterns. The need to apply different algorithms to the signals and to address different processing algorithms using the previous results necessitates the use of an event-based experiment. The Intelligent Test and Measurement System platform is an example of architecture designed to implement distributed data acquisition and real-time processing systems. The processing algorithm sequence is modeled using an event-based paradigm. The adaptive capacity of this model is based on the logic defined by the use of state machines in SCXML. The Intelligent Test and Measurement System platform mixes a local multiprocessing model with a distributed deployment of services based on Jini.

  9. Development of high power and long pulse ICH antenna

    Engineering design of 6 MW ICH (Ion Cyclotron Heating) system for the plasma heating and current drive in KSTAR(Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research) Tokamak is carried out and a proto-type antenna is domestically fabricated. The antenna is mainly composed of center-grounded 4 current straps connected with 6-, 40Ω- VTL(Vacuum Transmission Line) on both ends, single-layer Faraday shield and 4-section cavity, forming a plug-in type to be inserted from the horizontal port of KSTAR vacuum vessel. With the machine under vacuum, the launcher changes its radial position up to 10 cm from the innermost position. For 300 sec operation, the antenna has many cooling channels in side the current straps, Faraday shield, cavity wall and VTLs, and it is actively cooled with demineralized and deionized water to remove the dissipated RF loss power and incoming plasma heat load of 0.5 MW/m2 max. Flow rate of cooling water in each coolant path is measured and mechanical test is performed

  10. Long Pulse EBW Start-up Experiments in MAST

    Shevchenko, V F; Caughman, J B; Diem, S; Mailloux, J; Brien, M R O; Peng, M; Saveliev, A N; Takase, Y; Tanaka, H; Taylor, G

    2015-01-01

    The non-solenoid start-up technique reported here relies on a double mode conversion for electron Bernstein wave (EBW) excitation. It consists of the mode conversion of the ordinary mode, entering the plasma from the low field side of the tokamak, into the extraordinary (X) mode at a mirror-polarizer located at the high field side. The X mode propagates back to the plasma, passes through electron cyclotron resonance and experiences a subsequent X to EBW mode conversion near the upper hybrid resonance. Finally the excited EBW mode is totally absorbed at the Doppler shifted electron cyclotron resonance. The absorption of EBW remains high even in cold rarefied plasmas. Furthermore, EBW can generate significant plasma current giving the prospect of a fully solenoid-free plasma start-up. First experiments using this scheme were carried out on MAST [V. Shevchenko et al, Nuclear Fusion 50, 022004 (2010)]. Plasma currents up to 33 kA have been achieved using 28 GHz 100kW 90ms RF pulses. Recently experimental results ...

  11. Beam dynamics in a long-pulse linear induction accelerator

    Ekdahl, Carl [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Abeyta, Epifanio O [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Aragon, Paul [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Archuleta, Rita [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Cook, Gerald [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Dalmas, Dale [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Esquibel, Kevin [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Gallegos, Robert A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Garnett, Robert [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Harrison, James F [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Johnson, Jeffrey B [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Jacquez, Edward B [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mc Cuistian, Brian T [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Montoya, Nicholas A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Nath, Subrato [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Nielsen, Kurt [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Oro, David [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Prichard, Benjamin [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Rose, Chris R [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sanchez, Manolito [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Schauer, Martin M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Seitz, Gerald [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Schulze, Martin [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bender, Howard A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Broste, William B [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Carlson, Carl A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Frayer, Daniel K [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Johnson, Douglas E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Tom, C Y [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Trainham, C [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Williams, John [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Scarpetti, Raymond [LLNL; Genoni, Thomas [VOSS; Hughes, Thomas [VOSS; Toma, Carsten [VOSS

    2010-01-01

    The second axis of the Dual Axis Radiography of Hydrodynamic Testing (DARHT) facility produces up to four radiographs within an interval of 1.6 microseconds. It accomplishes this by slicing four micro-pulses out of a long 1.8-kA, 16.5-MeV electron beam pulse and focusing them onto a bremsstrahlung converter target. The long beam pulse is created by a dispenser cathode diode and accelerated by the unique DARHT Axis-II linear induction accelerator (LIA). Beam motion in the accelerator would be a problem for radiography. High frequency motion, such as from beam breakup instability, would blur the individual spots. Low frequency motion, such as produced by pulsed power variation, would produce spot to spot differences. In this article, we describe these sources of beam motion, and the measures we have taken to minimize it.

  12. Long Pulse EBW Start-up Experiments in MAST

    Shevchenko V.F.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Start-up technique reported here relies on a double mode conversion (MC for electron Bernstein wave (EBW excitation. It consists of MC of the ordinary (O mode, entering the plasma from the low field side of the tokamak, into the extraordinary (X mode at a mirror-polarizer located at the high field side. The X mode propagates back to the plasma, passes through electron cyclotron resonance (ECR and experiences a subsequent X to EBW MC near the upper hybrid resonance (UHR. Finally the excited EBW mode is totally absorbed at the Doppler shifted ECR. The absorption of EBW remains high even in cold rarefied plasmas. Furthermore, EBW can generate significant plasma current giving the prospect of a fully solenoid-free plasma start-up. First experiments using this scheme were carried out on MAST [1]. Plasma currents up to 33 kA have been achieved using 28 GHz 100kW 90ms RF pulses. Recently experimental results were extended to longer RF pulses showing further increase of plasma currents generated by RF power alone. A record current of 73kA has been achieved with 450ms RF pulse of similar power. The current drive enhancement was mainly achieved due to RF pulse extension and further optimisation of the start-up scenario.

  13. A long pulse modulator for reduced size and cost

    A novel modulator has been designed, built and tested for the TESLA test facility. This e+ e- accelerator concept uses superconducting RF cavities and requires 2ms of RF power at 10 pps. As the final accelerator will require several hundred modulators, a cost effective, space saving and high efficiency design is desired. This modulator used a modest size switched capacitor bank that droops approximately 20% during the pulse. This large droop is compensated for by the use of a resonant LC circuit. The capacitor bank is connected to the high side of a pulse transformer primary using a series GTO switch. The resonant circuit is connected to the low side of the pulse transformer primary. The output pulse is flat to within 1% for 1.9 ms during a 2.3 ms base pulse width. Measured efficiency, from breaker to klystron and including energy lost in the rise time, is approximately 85%

  14. Event recognition using signal spectrograms in long pulse experiments

    As discharge duration increases, real-time complex analysis of the signal becomes more important. In this context, data acquisition and processing systems must provide models for designing experiments which use event oriented plasma control. One example of advanced data analysis is signal classification. The off-line statistical analysis of a large number of discharges provides information to develop algorithms for the determination of the plasma parameters from measurements of magnetohydrodinamic waves, for example, to detect density fluctuations induced by the Alfven cascades using morphological patterns. The need to apply different algorithms to the signals and to address different processing algorithms using the previous results necessitates the use of an event-based experiment. The Intelligent Test and Measurement System platform is an example of architecture designed to implement distributed data acquisition and real-time processing systems. The processing algorithm sequence is modeled using an event-based paradigm. The adaptive capacity of this model is based on the logic defined by the use of state machines in SCXML. The Intelligent Test and Measurement System platform mixes a local multiprocessing model with a distributed deployment of services based on Jini.

  15. Beam dynamics in a long-pulse linear induction accelerator

    The second axis of the Dual Axis Radiography of Hydrodynamic Testing (DARHT) facility produces up to four radiographs within an interval of 1.6 microseconds. It accomplishes this by slicing four micro-pulses out of a long 1.8-kA, 16.5-MeV electron beam pulse and focusing them onto a bremsstrahlung converter target. The long beam pulse is created by a dispenser cathode diode and accelerated by the unique DARHT Axis-II linear induction accelerator (LIA). Beam motion in the accelerator would be a problem for radiography. High frequency motion, such as from beam breakup instability, would blur the individual spots. Low frequency motion, such as produced by pulsed power variation, would produce spot to spot differences. In this article, we describe these sources of beam motion, and the measures we have taken to minimize it.

  16. Évaluation de technologies organiques faibles pertes et d’impression plastique 3D afin de contribuer au développement de solutions antennaires innovantes dans la bande 60 GHz – 140GHz.

    Bisognin, Aimeric

    2015-01-01

    The improvement of the capabilities of wireless communication devices (smartphone, tablets …) which require higher and higher data rate, leads to a significant increase of the data traffic needed by each end user. This strong consumer demand for higher data-rate and coverage is stressing a lot the capacity of existing cellular networks. In order to cope with this challenge, one of the most promising solution consists in a network densification based on the deployment of low-power and short-ra...

  17. Emittance of short-pulsed high-current ion beams formed from the plasma of the electron cyclotron resonance discharge sustained by high-power millimeter-wave gyrotron radiation

    Razin, S.; Zorin, V.; Izotov, I.; Sidorov, A.; Skalyga, V.

    2014-02-01

    We present experimental results on measuring the emittance of short-pulsed (≤100 μs) high-current (80-100 mA) ion beams of heavy gases (Nitrogen, Argon) formed from a dense plasma of an ECR source of multiply charged ions (MCI) with quasi-gas-dynamic mode of plasma confinement in a magnetic trap of simple mirror configuration. The discharge was created by a high-power (90 kW) pulsed radiation of a 37.5-GHz gyrotron. The normalized emittance of generated ion beams of 100 mA current was (1.2-1.3) π mm mrad (70% of ions in the beams). Comparing these results with those obtained using a cusp magnetic trap, it was concluded that the structure of the trap magnetic field lines does not exert a decisive influence on the emittance of ion beams in the gas-dynamic ECR source of MCI.

  18. Design of a feedback system to stabilise instabilities by ECRH using a combined ECW launcher and ECE receiver

    At the TEXTOR tokamak a 140 GHz, 800 kW, 10 s gyrotron is employed for studies on ECW heating and ECCD. A key program is the suppression of tearing modes, which is aided by the unique facility at TEXTOR to program magnetic structures during a discharge (DED). A scheme is under development which aims to detect the perturbations on the electron cyclotron emission caused by these instabilities via the same line of sight as is used by the ECRH beam, and to use this information for feedback control of the instability. A brief overview of TEXTOR and relevant island parameters is given as well as a description of the upgraded ECRH system. This is followed by a description of the design of the transmission line coupler and receiver for island detection which constitutes the main topic of the paper. The final section sketches the feedback controller that processes the receiver signals, and controls the moveable launcher and the gyrotron power

  19. Microwave generation for magnetic fusion energy applications: Task A -- Experimental and numerical study of microwave sources for ECRH incorporating depressed collectors and with ITER-relevant parameters, and Task B -- Theory and modeling of high frequency, high power gyrotron operation. Final report, July 15, 1994--July 14, 1995

    A proof-of-principle short pulse (∼ 100 ns) experiment has successfully demonstrated operation of a sheet-beam FEL amplifier with output power of 250 kW at 86 Ghz and with 24 dB saturated gain and ∼ 3% efficiency. Gain in the linear region was 30 dB. Measured performance parameters were in good agreement with predictions of a multi-mode, time dependence code. Also, a code has been developed to design depressed collectors which will enhance efficiency of ECRH sources (both FELs and gyrotrons). Extensive analytical and theoretical work in support of high power gyrotron development at Varian and MIT, and in support of ITER has been carried out. Specific studies are described. The effect of beam quality on the operation of the 145 GHz gyrotrons at MIT has been characterized using experimentally measured beam velocity distribution functions. The observed performance of these devices is consistent with a 10% RMS perpendicular velocity spread. An extensive study of mode competition in the 110 GHZ experiments at Varian and MIT has been carried out. Design criteria for the suppression of parasitic modes have been given for these experiments. The issues of mode competition and beam quality in the proposed 170 GHz megawatt gyrotrons for ITER have been investigated. Designs of cavities which eliminate unwanted modes have been made, and their sensitivity to beam quality studied. The constraints of lower power density and absence of mode competition coupled with the anticipated beam quality restrict efficiency. Efficiency can be improved by increasing the power density in the wall, improving beam quality, or perhaps by using a more advanced cavity. Studies of the causes of velocity spread in MIG guns have been initiated. Further, the effect of beam cavity misalignment on mode competition has been addressed

  20. Characteristics of the light emission from CVD diamond windows

    Video and infrared signals were registered from brazed and bare CVD diamond disks forming the windows of an evacuated transmission cell placed into the beam line of a high power gyrotron facility at 140 GHz (Maquette tube). Intense light emission forming spot-like patterns, that was observed under vacuum conditions, has a broad maximum around 770 nm, which is attributed to light emitting processes of non-purely thermal nature. Carbon residues, likely of amorphous structure, which can be formed by decomposition of organic fibres, such as cellulose, are shown to be one source of this spectacular phenomenon. Here, no critical limitation is seen for the performance of high power diamond windows. (authors)

  1. Modification of the collective Thomson scattering radiometer in the search for parametric decay on TEXTOR

    Nielsen, S. K.; Salewski, M.; Korsholm, S. B.; Leipold, F.; Meo, F.; Michelsen, P.; Stejner, M. [Association EURATOM - DTU, Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark, Risoe Campus, DK-4000 Roskilde (Denmark); Bongers, W.; Moseev, D.; Westerhof, E. [FOM Institute DIFFER, Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research, Association EURATOM - FOM, Nieuwegein (Netherlands); Oosterbeek, J. W. [Department of Applied Physics, Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion, Eindhoven University of Technology, NL-5600 MB Eindhoven (Netherlands)

    2012-11-15

    Strong scattering of high-power millimeter waves at 140 GHz has been shown to take place in heating and current-drive experiments at TEXTOR when a tearing mode is present in the plasma. The scattering signal is at present supposed to be generated by the parametric decay instability. Here we describe the heterodyne detection system used to characterize the newly discovered signal measured at TEXTOR, and we present spectral shapes in which the signal can appear under different conditions. The radiation is collected by the receiver through a quasi-optical transmission line that is independent of the electron cyclotron resonance heating transmission line, and so the scattering geometry is variable. The signal is detected with 42 frequency channels ranging from 136 to 142 GHz. We demonstrate that the large signal does not originate from gyrotron spurious radiation. The measured signal agrees well with independent backscattering radiometer data.

  2. Microwave transmission systems for the plasma separation process

    The Plasma Separation Process now employs a 28 GHz cw gyrotron (VGA-8000) for electron cyclotron heating. Frequency increases to 56 GHz in FY 84 and approx. 140 GHz in FY '87 are planned. The tripple miter bend waveguide system in use with the VGA-8000 will be upgraded to provide mode control. The mode output of the tube is being measured; cippled wall converters will transform the tube output (TE01, TE02, TE03) to a single mode. Transmission will proceed through reduced diameter corrugated waveguide bends or bends will be eliminated by use of a horizontally mounted tube. Directional couplers will measure forward power in the dominant mode and multi-mode reflected power

  3. Advanced electron cyclotron heating systems for next-step fusion experiments

    Electron cyclotron heating (ECH) is one of the major candidates for heating and current drive on ITER (170GHz) and W7-X (140GHz). ECH is extremely attractive from physics and reactor engineering points of view, offering start-up assist, efficient and localized power deposition, simple and compact launching structures with high injected power density, and a simple interface with shielding and blanket. High unit power (1MW or greater) and high efficiency (35% or greater) single-mode continuous-wave (CW) gyrotron oscillators are under development in order to reduce significantly the systems costs by reducing the size of the auxiliary support systems. 140GHz gyrotrons with 0.55MW output power in the Gaussian free-space TEM0,0 mode with a pulse length τ up to 3.0s and efficiency η of 42% are already commercially available (Gycom). Improved internal quasi-optical mode transducers generate the TEM0,0 output mode with efficiencies of 90-95% and separate the electron beam from the r.f. beam, thus allowing the use of large CW relevant depressed collectors for energy recovery. Tube efficiencies around 50% have been already achieved at JAERI and KfK. Face cooled double-disk sapphire windows, cryogenically edge-cooled single-disk sapphire windows (liquid-nitrogen, liquid-neon or liquid-helium cooling), distributed windows (metal or ceramics) as well as diamond and silicon windows are under investigation in order to solve the window problem. Long-distance high-power millimeter wave transmission from the source to the plasma device with very low ohmic losses and high mode purity can be accomplished by (1) a closed, highly overmoded, circumferentially corrugated or dielectrically lined, tubular HE1,1-hybrid mode waveguide and (2) open quasi-optical TEM0,0 transmission through a gaussian beam waveguide using focusing reflectors as phase-correcting elements. (orig.)

  4. Overview of the Microwave Tokamak Experiment operation and developments

    At Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), we assembled and presently operate the Microwave Tokamak Experiment (MTX) to demonstrate the feasibility of using intense microwave pulses (up to 6 GW peak power) from a free electron laser (FEL) to provide electron cyclotron heating (ECH) for use in tokamaks, particularly high field machines. The MTX consists primarily of the ALCATOR C tokamak and power supplies from MIT, along with FEL; the FEL is made up of the ETA-II linear induction accelerator and the IMP steady-state wiggler. A four-barrel pellet injector was added to the tokamak to produce peaked density profiles. The tokamak operations started in November 1988, with full duration plasmas being obtained at a toroidal field of both 5 and 9 tesla. Initial results were obtained with the single pulse 140 GHz FEL at peak power levels of 200 to 400 MW late in 1989. Due to excessive transverse electron beam motion, and arcing in the accelerator cells, the accelerator was modified. These modifications have been successfully tested on a small portion of the rebuilt accelerator and have been incorporated in the remaining portion of the accelerator. A 140 GHz, 400 kW gyrotron was used to perform preliminary heating experiments during the fall of 1990. This same gyrotron system is serving as the master oscillator for the burst mode FEL. The new IMP steady state wiggler will be used to produce the high power microwaves for the burst mode. The FEL construction has been completed, and it will be used for heating experiments scheduled for this fall. This paper describes the recent experimental operations. It also briefly outlines the additions and improvements to the experiment, which are described in more detail in companion papers at this conference

  5. Characteristics of long-pulse and short-pulse spallation-source targets

    Generation of sharp neutron pulses is the desired output of a pulsed spallation neutron source (PSNS). These pulses should be approximately 10 μs. wide at half maximum, and preserve as much of the original flux as possible. A proposed PSNS has been designed to operate at an average proton beam power of 5 MW. The PSNS consists of a heavy metal target, surrounded by a reflector, and a selection of moderators. The moderators are connected to beam tubes in which the neutrons are transported to the experimental stations. Reflectors are generally made of good moderating material, in which neutrons leaking from the target are slowed down by elastic scattering, prior to moderation. It is proposed to investigate the possibility of using reflectors which slow neutrons down by inelastic scattering rather than elastic scattering. In a purely inelastic scattering medium neutron pulses leaking from the heavy metal target will tend to preserve their original shape in both energy and time. We will examine the effect of different reflectors and proton pulse lengths on the neutron pulses in the moderators. This study will be carried out using a simple target configuration. In this way effects introduced by complicated target arrangements can be avoided. All the analyses presented in this paper were carried out using the LAHET code system (LCS). This code system consists of two major modules: (1) LAHET, a modified version of the HETC intranuclear cascade code for evaluations above 20 MeV, and (2) HMCNP, a modified version of the well known MCNP transport code for calculations from 20 MeV down to thermal energies. Both modules employ a combinatorial surface/cell specification of the problem geometry which permits modeling of the target configurations with minimal approximations. In addition, HMCNP employs nuclear data from the ENDF/B files in essentially unapproximated point-wise form which avoid the complications associated with generation of group cross sections

  6. Particle control in high power, high density long pulses on Tore Supra

    Bucalossi, J.; Brosset, C.; Dufour, E.; Loarer, T.; Pegourie, B.; Tsitrone, E.; Basiuk, V.; Bremond, S.; Chantant, M.; Colas, L.; Commaux, N.; Geraud, A.; Grosman, A.; Guirlet, R.; Gunn, J.; Hertout, P.; Hoang, G.T.; Kazarian, F.; Mazon, D.; Maget, P.; Mitteau, R.; Monier-Garbet, P.; Moreau, P.; Saint-Laurent, F.; Schunke, B.; Vallet, J.C

    2005-07-01

    The plasma density and impurity level (Z(eff) {approx} 2) are perfectly controlled all along the 6 minute long discharges, the main limitation coming from the LH (lower hybrid) power source. After 60 s, the particle injection rate and the particle exhaust rate are constant. Therefore the retention rate, defined as the difference between these 2 quantities, is also constant at about 3.10{sup 20} D/s. These discharges were performed at low density and with LHCD (lower hybrid current drive). A new scenario has been recently developed combining ICRH (ion cyclotron resonance heating) and LHCD up to a total power of 10 MW at higher density and limited in time to 60 s by the capability of the ICRH heating systems. The infrared imaging protection system reveals lots of hot spots on the plasma facing components. These localized heat loads are attributed mainly to the fast particles which are accelerated in the near field generated by the IC and LH launchers. The gas injection rate necessary to maintain the plasma density in the high power high density scenarios (LHCD + ICRH) is substantially increased (up to a factor 3). Particle balance analysis based on pressure measurements shows that the absolute in-vessel retention rate, computed after 30 s of plasma is roughly equivalent in both scenarios (3.10{sup 20} D/s), whatever the ICRH power (from 0 to 4 MW) and the line integrated plasma density (from 2.5 to 4.10{sup 19} m{sup -2}) are. This result could indicate that the retention mechanisms could be dominated by wall processes such as diffusion in carbon porosities rather than plasma processes such as co-deposition, dependent on edge conditions. (A.C.)

  7. Problems and issues for tokamak long-pulse operation: major progress on Tore Supra

    This paper gives an overview of the major progress achieved recently, taking advantage of the new configuration of Tore-Supra. As a background, the main results obtained in the nineties are first recalled, as well as the identified limitations that led to the upgrade project. In the new configuration, the Tore Supra operational domain has experienced a rapid extension. Indeed, discharge of more than 4 minutes have been performed with a record breaking discharge accounting for 0.75 GJ of injected/extracted energy. Primary transformer recharge by Lower Hybrid Current Drive (LHCD) has been observed during 1 minute while fully steady state discharge, with complete diffusion of the resistive current, are performed routinely (typical parameters: plasma current 0.52 MA, toroidal magnetic field 4 T, LH power around 3 MW, electron line density 2.5 1019 m-2), limited in duration by the original LHCD system. Ion cyclotron waves (ICRH) have been coupled to plasma during one minutes in combination with LHCD, in a higher density scenarios (Greenwald fraction of 0.8, 0.11 GJ of injected ICRH power for 0.42 GJ total injected power) and with a significant fraction of bootstrap current (15-20%). Electron cyclotron current drive experiments are also carried out for current profile control and for the study of current drive synergy with LHCD. Opportunely, a new record of EC injected energy has been established in a single ECRH pulse of 32 s (25 MJ). In these discharges, stable central electron temperature oscillations sometimes appear, probably due to the interplay between heat transport and current drive. Density profile peaking is observed despite the absence of toroidal field, suggesting the existence of a turbulent inward pinch. Finally, article balance analysis indicate that the in-vessel deuterium inventory never reach saturation. found any carbon deposits and flakes have in the inner vessel, possibly playing a role in the retention. (author)

  8. Load resilient transmission line system for long-pulse, high-power ICRF operation at KSTAR

    Kim, H. J.; Wang, S. J.; Bae, Y. S.; Yang, H. L.; Kwak, J. G.; Kim, S. H.; Park, M.; Kstar Team

    2014-02-01

    We have newly designed, fabricated, and installed a decoupler and a 3 dB hybrid coupler for load-resilient operation of the KSTAR ICRF. The new ICRF TL system for load resilient operation has been successfully performed in 2012 plasma experiments. In L-mode plasmas, the ratio between two powers measured at the isolated port of the hybrid coupler and reflected from two resonant loops becomes approximately 1. Furthermore, a load resilient transmission line (TL) system results in stable ICRF transmitter operation and power transmission in ELMy discharges. The maximum ICRF transmitted power is approximately 500 kW and pulse length is 3 s. With power transmission at higher than 500 kW, breakdowns frequently occurred in the vacuum feedthrough. After the campaign, we discovered that surfaces of alumina, coaxial inner and outer conductor of the vacuum feedthrough were severely damaged by the arcs. We removed the silver coat from 8 feedthroughs and repaired the damaged surfaces. In order to study a higher standoff capability, we tested the repaired feedthroughs in the vacuum chamber with a high power RF test stand.

  9. A Case Report of Telangiectatic Rosacea Treated with Long Pulsed Nd-YAG Laser

    Can Ergin

    2016-01-01

    Rosacea is a chronic enflammatory skin disease characterized by facial erythema, telangiectasia, papules and pustules. A variety of topical and systemic medications are used in the treatment of the disease. Recently, erythema and telangiectasia in rosacea patients have been frequently treated with laser applications. Herein, we present a case of rosacea whose telangiectasia were successfully treated with Nd-YAG laser treatment. 

  10. Speech perception with interaction-compensated simultaneous stimulation and long pulse durations in cochlear implant users.

    Schatzer, Reinhold; Koroleva, Inna; Griessner, Andreas; Levin, Sergey; Kusovkov, Vladislav; Yanov, Yuri; Zierhofer, Clemens

    2015-04-01

    Early multi-channel designs in the history of cochlear implant development were based on a vocoder-type processing of frequency channels and presented bands of compressed analog stimulus waveforms simultaneously on multiple tonotopically arranged electrodes. The realization that the direct summation of electrical fields as a result of simultaneous electrode stimulation exacerbates interactions among the stimulation channels and limits cochlear implant outcome led to the breakthrough in the development of cochlear implants, the continuous interleaved (CIS) sampling coding strategy. By interleaving stimulation pulses across electrodes, CIS activates only a single electrode at each point in time, preventing a direct summation of electrical fields and hence the primary component of channel interactions. In this paper we show that a previously presented approach of simultaneous stimulation with channel interaction compensation (CIC) may also ameliorate the deleterious effects of simultaneous channel interaction on speech perception. In an acute study conducted in eleven experienced MED-EL implant users, configurations involving simultaneous stimulation with CIC and doubled pulse phase durations have been investigated. As pairs of electrodes were activated simultaneously and pulse durations were doubled, carrier rates remained the same. Comparison conditions involved both CIS and fine structure (FS) strategies, either with strictly sequential or paired-simultaneous stimulation. Results showed no statistical difference in the perception of sentences in noise and monosyllables for sequential and paired-simultaneous stimulation with doubled phase durations. This suggests that CIC can largely compensate for the effects of simultaneous channel interaction, for both CIS and FS coding strategies. A simultaneous stimulation paradigm has a number of potential advantages over a traditional sequential interleaved design. The flexibility gained when dropping the requirement of interleaving pulses across electrodes may be instrumental in designing coding strategies for a more accurate transmission of stimulus features such as temporal fine structure or interaural time delays to the auditory nerve. Also, longer pulse phase durations may be implemented while maintaining relatively high stimulation pulse rates. Utilizing longer pulse durations may relax requirements on implant compliance and facilitate the design of more energy-efficient implant receivers for a longer battery lifetime or a reduction in implant size. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled . PMID:25457654

  11. Elastic scattering research at a 1 MW long pulse spallation neutron source

    The elastic scattering working group investigated instrumentation for powder diffraction, single-crystal diffraction, small-angle diffraction, and reflectometry. For this purpose, three subgroups were formed; one for powder diffraction and single-crystal diffraction, one for small-angle diffraction, and one for reflectometry. For the most part these subgroups worked separately, but for part of the time the reflectometry and small-angle diffraction subgroups met together to discuss areas of common interest. Contributors in each of these subgroups are indicated below along with the discussion of these subgroup deliberations

  12. Fundamental neutron physics at a 1 MW long pulse spallation neutron source

    Modern neutron sources and modern neutron science share a common origin in mid twentieth century scientific investigations concerned with the study of the fundamental interactions between elementary particles. Since the time of that common origin, neutron science and the study of elementary particles have evolved into quite disparate disciplines. The neutron became recognized as a powerful tool for the study of condensed matter with modern neutron sources being primarily used (and primarily justified) as tools for condensed matter research. The study of elementary particles has, of course, led to the development of rather different tools and is now dominated by activities carried out at extremely high energies. Notwithstanding this trend, the study of fundamental interactions using neutrons has continued and remains a vigorous activity at many contemporary neutron sources. This research, like neutron scattering research, has benefited enormously by the development of modern high flux neutron facilities. Future sources, particularly high power spallation sources, offer exciting possibilities for the continuation of this program of research

  13. Processes in a dense long-pulse electron beam focused on a solid target

    The results obtained in beam-target experiments with dense medium-energy electron beam in the regime of long single pulses are presented. The measured power density of the focused beam at the target reached 20 MW/cm2 in these experiments. The processes caused by dense flows of secondary particles and by a dense target ablation plasma were studied in detail. Substantial target shielding occurs when the energy density at the target exceeds the value of about 1 kJ/cm2. The target plasma and the sputtered matter that is responsible for shielding affects also the beam structure, as well as the target etching rates. (J.U.). 3 figs., 5 refs

  14. Investigation of steady-state tokamak issues by long pulse experiments on Tore Supra

    Giruzzi, G.; Abgrall, R.; Allegretti, L.; Ané, J.M.; Angelino, P.; Aniel, T.; Argouarch, A.; Artaud, J.F.; Balme, S.; Basiuk, V.; Bayetti, P.; Bécoulet, A.; Bécoulet, M.; Begrambekov, L.; Benkadda, M.S.; Benoit, F.; Berger-by, G.; Bertrand, B.; Beyer, P.; Blum, J.; Boilson, D.; Bottollier-Curtet, H.; Bouchand, C.; Bouquey, F.; Bourdelle, C.; Brémond, F.; Brémond, S.; Brosset, C.; Bucalossi, J.; Buravand, Y.; Cara, P.; Carpentier, S.; Casati, A.; Chaibi, O.; Chantant, M.; Chappuis, P.; Chatelier, M.; Chevet, G.; Ciazynski, D.; Ciraolo, G.; Clairet, F.; Clary, J.; Colas, L.; Corre, Y.; Courtois, X.; Crouseilles, N.; Darmet, G.; Davi, M.; Daviot, R.; De Esch, H.; Decker, J.; Decool, P.; Delchambre, E.; Delmas, E.; Delpech, L.; Desgranges, C.; Devynck, P.; Doceul, L.; Dolgetta, N.; Douai, D.; Dougnac, H.; Duchateau, J.L.; Dumont, R.; Dunand, A.; Durocher, A.; Ekedahl, A.; Elbeze, D.; Eriksson, L.G.; Escarguel, A.; Escourbiac, F.; Faisse, F.; Falchetto, G.; Farge, M.; Farjon, L.J.; Fedorczak, N.; Fenzi-Bonizec, C.; Garbet, X.; Garcia, J.; Gardarein, J.L.; Gargiulo, L.; Garibaldi, P.; Gauthier, E.; Géraud, A.; Gerbaud, T.; Geynet, M.; Ghendrih, P.; Gil, C.; Goniche, M.; Grandgirard, V.; Grisolia, C.; Gros, G.; Grosman, A.; Guigon, R.; Guilhem, D.; Guillerminet, B.; Guirlet, R.; Gunn, J.; Hacquin, S.; Hatchressian, J.C.; Hennequin, P.; Henry, D.; Hernandez, C.; Hertout, P.; Heuraux, S.; Hillairet, J.; Hoang, G.T.; Hong, S.H.; Honore, C.; Hourtoule, J.; Houry, M.; Hutter, T.; Huynh, P.; Huysmans, G.; Imbeaux, F.; Joffrin, E.; Johner, J.; Journeaux, J.Y.; Jullien, F.; Kazarian, F.; Kočan, M.; Lacroix, B.; Lamaison, V.; Lasalle, J.; Latu, G.; Lausenaz, Y.; Laviron, C.; Le Niliot, C.; Lennholm, M.; Leroux, F.; Linez, F.; Lipa, M.; Litaudon, X.; Loarer, T.; Lott, F.; Lotte, P.; Luciani, J.F.; Lütjens, H.; Macor, A.; Madeleine, S.; Magaud, P.; Maget, P.; Magne, R.; Manenc, L.; Marandet, Y.; Marbach, G.; Maréchal, J.L.; Martin, C.; Martin, V.; Martinez, A.; Martins, J.P.; Masset, R.; Mazon, D.; Meunier, L.; Meyer, O.; Million, L.; Missirlian, M.; Mitteau, R.; Mollard, P.; Moncada, V.; Monier-Garbet, P.; Moreau, D.; Moreau, P.; Nannini, M.; Nardon, E.; Nehme, H.; Nguyen, C.; Nicollet, S.; Ottaviani, M.; Pacella, D.; Pamela, S.; Parisot, P.; Parrat, H.; Pastor, P.; Pecquet, A.L.; Pégourié, B.; Petržílka, Václav; Peysson, Y.; Portafaix, C.; Prou, M.; Ravenel, N.; Reichle, R.; Reux, C.; Reynaud, P.; Richou, M.; Rigollet, F.; Rimini, F.; Roche, H.; Rosanvallon, S.; Roth, J.; Roubin, P.; Sabot, R.; Saint-Laurent, F.; Salasca, S.; Salmon, T.; Samaille, F.; Santagiustina, A.; Saoutic, B.; Sarazin, Y.; Schlosser, J.; Schneider, K.; Schneider, M.; Schwander, F.; Ségui, J.L.; Signoret, J.; Simonin, A.; Song, S.; Sonnendruker, E.; Spuig, P.; Svensson, L.; Tamain, P.; Tena, M.; Theis, J.M.; Thonnat, M.; Torre, A.; Travère, J.M.; Trier, E.; Tsitrone, E.; Turco, F.; Vallet, J.C.; Vatry, A.; Vermare, L.; Villecroze, F.; Villegas, D.; Voyer, D.; Vulliez, K.; Xiao, W.; Yu, D.; Zani, L.; Zou, X.L.; Zwingmann, W.

    2009-01-01

    Roč. 49, č. 10 (2009), s. 104010-104010. ISSN 0029-5515 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20430508 Keywords : SOL * LH wave * plasma Subject RIV: BL - Plasma and Gas Discharge Physics Impact factor: 4.270, year: 2009 http://www.iop.org/EJ/toc/0029-5515/49/10

  15. A Case Report of Telangiectatic Rosacea Treated with Long Pulsed Nd-YAG Laser

    Can Ergin

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Rosacea is a chronic enflammatory skin disease characterized by facial erythema, telangiectasia, papules and pustules. A variety of topical and systemic medications are used in the treatment of the disease. Recently, erythema and telangiectasia in rosacea patients have been frequently treated with laser applications. Herein, we present a case of rosacea whose telangiectasia were successfully treated with Nd-YAG laser treatment. 

  16. Very long pulse high-RF power test of a lower hybrid frequency antenna module

    Goniche, M.; Brossaud, J.; Barral, C.; Berger-By, G.; Bibet, Ph.; Poli, S.; Rey, G.; Tonon, G. [Association Euratom-CEA, Centre d`Etudes Nucleaires de Cadarache, 13 - Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (France). Dept. de Recherches sur la Fusion Controlee; Seki, M.; Obara, K. [Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Naka, Ibaraki (Japan). Naka Fusion Research Establishment] [and others

    1994-03-01

    Outgassing, induced by very long RF waves injection at high power density was studied in a module, able to be used for a lower hybrid frequency antenna. Good RF properties of the module are reported, however, resonance phenomena with strong absorption of RF power (15%) was observed at high temperature (T>400 deg C). A large outgassing data base is provided by the 75 shots cumulating 27 hours of RF injection. The comparison with previous experiments (Tore Supra and TdV prototype modules) confirm the effect of baking and results are consistent. Outgassing increases exponentially with -1/T, and a desorption model with an activation energy Ed {approx} 0.35 eV fits the data up to 400 deg C. In order to design vacuum pumping system for large lower hybrid frequency antenna, outgassing rates are given for different working temperatures. (author). 11 refs., 55 figs.

  17. Development of imaging bolometers for long-pulse MFE experiments (invited)

    We have developed the concept of an imaging bolometer, capable of operation with 100 close-quote s of individual channels, while relying on optical (infrared) readout of the temperature rise in a thin foil. A thin gold foil (0.5 endash 5 μm thick) is sandwiched between pieces of copper. The copper mask (a large thermal mass) has a hole pattern drilled into it to form many open-quotes individual pixels,close quotes effectively forming many separate sensors. This segmented foil/mask combination is exposed on its front side to plasma radiation through a cooled pinhole camera geometry. Simultaneously, a high-resolution infrared camera monitors any temperature change on the backside of the thin foil. A sensitive infrared (IR) camera views the foil through an IR telescope/periscope system, and is shielded from the magnetic and nuclear radiation fields, either by distance and/or material shielding. A simple time-dependent design algorithm, using 1D heat transport to a cold boundary, has been written in MathCad, which allows us to select optimal material and geometries to match the expected plasma conditions. We have built a compact prototype with 149 channels, and tested it successfully both in a vacuum test stand in the laboratory, and on a plasma in the CHS at the National Institute for Fusion Science, subjecting it to electron cyclotron heated and neutral beam injection heated conditions. A water-cooled version has been built for the new LHD. Since the IR imaging bolometer uses only metal parts near the plasma, and has no need for wiring or wiring feedthrus, it is intrinsically radiation hard, and has direct application to ignition device to test engineering concepts (ITER), or ITER-class experiments. copyright 1999 American Institute of Physics

  18. High precision electron beam diagnostic system for high current long pulse beams

    As part of the effort to develop a multi-axis electron beam transport system using stripline kicker technology for DARHT II applications, it is necessary to precisely determine the position and extent of long high energy beams (6-40 MeV, 1-4 kA, 2 microseconds) for accurate position control. The kicker positioning system utilizes shot-to-shot adjustments for reduction of relatively slow (<20 MHz) motion of the beam centroid. The electron beams passing through the diagnostic systems have the potential for large halo effects that tend to corrupt measurements performed using capacitive pick-off probes. Likewise, transmission line traveling wave probes have problems with multi-bounce effects due to these longer pulse widths. Finally, the high energy densities experienced in these applications distort typical foil beam position measurements

  19. Suppressing beam-centroid motion in a long-pulse linear induction accelerator

    Ekdahl, Carl; Abeyta, E. O.; Archuleta, R.; Bender, H.; Broste, W.; Carlson, C.; Cook, G.; Frayer, D.; Harrison, J.; Hughes, T.; Johnson, J.; Jacquez, E.; McCuistian, B. Trent; Montoya, N.; Nath, S.; Nielsen, K.; Rose, C.; Schulze, M.; Smith, H. V.; Thoma, C.; Tom, C. Y.

    2011-12-01

    The second axis of the dual-axis radiography of hydrodynamic testing (DARHT) facility produces up to four radiographs within an interval of 1.6μs. It does this by slicing four micropulses out of a 2-μs long electron beam pulse and focusing them onto a bremsstrahlung converter target. The 1.8-kA beam pulse is created by a dispenser cathode diode and accelerated to more than 16 MeV by the unique DARHT Axis-II linear induction accelerator (LIA). Beam motion in the accelerator would be a problem for multipulse flash radiography. High-frequency motion, such as from beam-breakup (BBU) instability, would blur the individual spots. Low-frequency motion, such as produced by pulsed-power variation, would produce spot-to-spot differences. In this article, we describe these sources of beam motion, and the measures we have taken to minimize it. Using the methods discussed, we have reduced beam motion at the accelerator exit to less than 2% of the beam envelope radius for the high-frequency BBU, and less than 1/3 of the envelope radius for the low-frequency sweep.

  20. On the operation of a long-pulse KrCl excimer laser

    Casper, Lars Christian

    2007-01-01

    High-power lasers pumped by a gas discharge are extensively used in industrial applications. Of particular importance are lasers pumped by an electric discharge in excimer gas mixtures because this allows the generation of powerful ultraviolet radiation (UV), with wavelengths below 350 nm. Due to the short wavelength, these lasers offer the unique possibility to structure materials on the sub-micron scale, when focused or with mask techniques. Also, the absorption of UV radiation is strong in...

  1. Evolution of carbon tiles during repetitive long pulse operation in Tore Supra

    Two experimental campaigns (2001 and 2002) have been carried out with the tokamak Tore Supra since the complete upgrade of all plasma facing components. The toroidal pumped limiter (TPL) allows reliable steady state operation at significant injected power (up to 8.5 MW peak, 4.3 minutes at 3 MW). One of the first and main result is related to the abundance and diversity of carbonaceous deposits on plasma facing surfaces. They have been observed on the TPL on surfaces close to the plasma frontier. On neutralizers located at pumping ducts under the limiter, a layer builds up rapidly and the thickness reach 840 μm after 2.3 hours of plasma. These deposits and layers distort the infrared measures and the deduction of the incident heat flux from the temperature is difficult. A simple 1D thermal calculation tool linked to the database has been developed and is used to allow flexible analysis. On the TPL, the aim is to evaluate the ageing of the bond between the tile and the metallic cooling structure from the surface temperature measurement. So far, no evidence of ageing has been observed after the two first years of operation. (authors)

  2. Long-pulse high-performance discharges in the DIII-D tokamak

    Significant progress in obtaining high performance discharges for many energy confinement times in the DIII-D tokamak has been realized since the previous IAEA meeting. In relation to previous discharges, normalized performance ∼10 has been sustained for >5τE with qmin>1.5. (The normalized performance is measured by the product βN H89 indicating the proximity to the conventional β limits and energy confinement quality, respectively.) These H-mode discharges have an ELMing edge and β≤5%. The limit to increasing β is a resistive wall mode, rather than the tearing modes previously observed. Confinement remains good despite the increase in q. The global parameters were chosen to optimize the potential for fully non-inductive current sustainment at high performance, which is a key program goal for the DIII-D facility in the next two years. Measurement of the current density and loop voltage profiles indicate ∼75% of the current in the present discharges is sustained non-inductively. The remaining ohmic current is localized near the half radius. The electron cyclotron heating system is being upgraded to replace this remaining current with ECCD. Density and β control, which are essential for operating advanced tokamak discharges, were demonstrated in ELMing H-mode discharges with βN H89∼7 for up to 6.3 s or ∼34 τE. These discharges appear to be in resistive equilibrium with qmin∼1.05, in agreement with the current profile relaxation time of 1.8 s. (author)

  3. Evaluation of Long Pulsed-ND: Yag Laser in The Treatment of Onychomycosis

    Onychomycosis is a common persistent fungal infection of the nail bed, matrix or plate. It is the most common nail disorder in adults, accounting for one third of all fungal skin infections and up to 50 percent of all nail diseases worldwide including psoriasis, a topic dermatitis, nail trauma, contact irritants, and lichen planus (Schlefman, 1999 and Ghannoum, 2000). Toenails are affected more often than fingernails and the incidence is greater in older adults (Evans, 1998). Individuals who are especially susceptible include those with chronic diseases such as diabetes, circulatory problems, smokers, patients with psoriasis and those with diseases that suppress the immune system (e.g. HIV-positive patients, extremes of age, patients on long term corticosteroids therapy). Other risk factors include a family history, previous trauma to the nails, warm climate, and occlusive or tight footwear (Gupta et al., 2004). The causative agents of onychomycosis include dermatophytes, to a lesser extent non dermatophyte moulds and rarely, yeasts of the Candida species (Evans, 1998). Onychomycosis is classified clinically as distal and lateral subungual onychomycosis (DLSO), superficial white onychomycosis (SWO), proximal subungual onychomycosis (PSO), candidal onychomycosis and total dystrophic onychomycosis (Summerbell, 1989). Onychomycosis is very difficult and sometimes impossible to treat, and therapy is often long-term with high relapse rates 50-85 %. Several management and treatment regimens were designed to control and cure this disease such as palliative care, topical as well as systemic drugs (Gupta, 2003). Among the orally delivered systemic drugs terbinafine, itraconazole and fluconazole are most frequently used, but with several unpleasant side effects as headache, gastrointestinal symptoms, liver enzyme abnormalities (Scher, 1999). Nail debridement chemically or surgically is another treatment option, but it is considered by many to be primitive compared with topical or systemic treatment (Donald et al., 2002). The choice of therapy is influenced by the presentation and severity of the disease, other medications that the patient is taking, physician and patient preference, and cost (Gupta et al., 2003). A novel non-invasive approach for treatment of onychomycosis is the application of laser energy to the nail plate targeting the fungal cells themselves. By using a laser with a specific wavelength of laser light energy, the fungus could be directly targeted in the nail and heated to the point it is killed, but without burning the surrounding tissue and with leaving the skin and nail intact (Kozarev and Vizintin, 2010). The Nd-Yag (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet; Nd: Y3Al5O12) laser is such a device with a wavelength 1064 nm that will pass through the nail plate and into the nail bed resulting in superheating of the fungal material. Exposure of fungi to high temperatures inhibits their growth as well as causing cell damage and death (Hashimoto and Blumenthal, 1978). Several other types of lasers are introduced for the treatment of onychomycosis including diode laser (Landsman et al., 2010) femtosecond infrared titanium sapphire laser (Manevitch et al., 2010). A novel 0.65-millisecond pulsed Nd:YAG is also introduced for the treatment of onychomycosis (Mozena and Haverstock, 2010).

  4. RF-sheath assessment of ICRF antenna geometry for long pulses

    Monitoring powered ion cyclotron resonance frequency (ICRF) antennas in magnetic fusion devices has revealed localized modifications of the plasma edge in the antenna shadow, most of them probably related to an enhanced polarization of the scrape-off layer (SOL) through radio-frequency (RF) sheath rectification. Although tolerable on present short RF pulses, sheaths should be minimized, as they may hinder proper operation of steady-state antennas and other subsystems connected magnetically to them, such as lower hybrid grills. As a first step towards mitigating RF sheaths in the design of future antennas, the present paper analyses the spatial structure of sheath potential maps in their vicinity, in relation with the 3D topology of RF near fields and the geometry of antenna front faces. Various combinations of poloidal radiating straps are first considered, and results are confronted to those inferred from transmission line theory. The dependence of sheath potentials on RF voltages or RF currents is studied. The role of RF near-field symmetries along tilted field lines is stressed to interpret such effects as that of strap phasing. A generalization of the 'dipole effect' is proposed. With similar arguments, the behavior of Faraday screen corners, where hot spots concentrate on Tore-Supra (TS), is then studied. The merits of aligning the antenna structure with the tilted magnetic field are thus discussed. The effect of switching from TS (high RF voltage near corners) to ITER-like electrical configurations of the straps (high voltage near equatorial plane) is also analyzed. (authors)

  5. ECH Technology Development

    Temkin, Richard [MIT

    2014-12-24

    Electron Cyclotron Heating (ECH) is needed for plasma heating, current drive, plasma stability control, and other applications in fusion energy sciences research. The program of fusion energy sciences supported by U. S. DOE, Office of Science, Fusion Energy Sciences relies on the development of ECH technology to meet the needs of several plasma devices working at the frontier of fusion energy sciences research. The largest operating ECH system in the world is at DIII-D, consisting of six 1 MW, 110 GHz gyrotrons capable of ten second pulsed operation, plus two newer gyrotrons. The ECH Technology Development research program investigated the options for upgrading the DIII-D 110 GHz ECH system. Options included extending present-day 1 MW technology to 1.3 – 1.5 MW power levels or developing an entirely new approach to achieve up to 2 MW of power per gyrotron. The research consisted of theoretical research and designs conducted by Communication and Power Industries of Palo Alto, CA working with MIT. Results of the study would be validated in a later phase by research on short pulse length gyrotrons at MIT and long pulse / cw gyrotrons in industry. This research follows a highly successful program of development that has led to the highly reliable, six megawatt ECH system at the DIII-D tokamak. Eventually, gyrotrons at the 1.5 megawatt to multi-megawatt power level will be needed for heating and current drive in large scale plasmas including ITER and DEMO.

  6. RF calculation and thermal-stress analysis of the ECRH launcher on EAST tokamak

    Highlights: • The new constructing 140 GHz/1 MW/1000 s ECRH system was briefly introduced and the structure of ECRH launcher was detailedly described. • The transmission characteristics of the RF propagation inside the launcher were calculated and the Gaussian beam radius in the resonance layer of plasma was optimized. • Temperature distribution and thermal-stress of mobile mirror were analyzed. • The inner equivalent diameter of water channel in the mobile mirror and the suggested water velocity were analyzed. - Abstract: EAST is a medium sized superconducting tokamak with major radius R = 1.8 m, minor radius a = 0.45 m, plasma current Ip ≤ 1 MA, toroidal field BT ≤ 3.5 T and expected plasma pulse length up to 1000 s. An electron cyclotron resonance heating (ECRH) launcher for four-beam injection is being installed on EAST tokamak. Four electron cyclotron wave beams which are generated from four sets of 140 GHz/1 MW/1000 s gyrotrons will be injected into the plasma by the spherical focusing mirrors and plane mobile mirrors. The focusing mirrors are spherical to focus Gaussian beams after reflection. Four plane mobile mirrors independently steer continuously in the poloidal and toroidal direction controlled by motors. With the suitable distance between mirrors and appropriate focal length of focusing mirror, the beam radius in the resonance layer of plasma is 31.145 mm. The heat from plasma radiation and metal losses is loaded on the mobile mirror. In order to decrease the temperature and thermal stress, the inner equivalent diameter of water channels is 8 mm and the suggested water velocity is 4 m/s

  7. High-power microwave transmission and launching systems for fusion plasma heating systems

    Microwave power in the 30- to 300-GHz frequency range is becoming widely used for heating of plasma in present-day fusion energy magnetic confinement experiments. Microwave power is effective in ionizing plasma and heating electrons through the electron cyclotron heating (ECH) process. Since the power is absorbed in regions of the magnetic field where resonance occurs and launching antennas with narrow beam widths are possible, power deposition location can be highly controlled. This is important for maximizing the power utilization efficiency and improving plasma parameters. Development of the gyrotron oscillator tube has advanced in recent years so that a 1-MW continuous-wave, 140-GHz power source will soon be available. Gyrotron output power is typically in a circular waveguide propagating a circular electric mode (such as TE0,2) or a whispering-gallery mode (such as TE15,2), depending on frequency and power level. An alternative high-power microwave source currently under development is the free-electron laser (FEL), which may be capable of generating 2-10 MW of average power at frequencies of up to 500 GHz. The FEL has a rectangular output waveguide carrying the TE0,1 mode. Because of its higher complexity and cost, the high-average-power FEL is not yet as extensively developed as the gyrotron. In this paper, several types of operating ECH transmission systems are discussed, as well systems currently being developed. The trend in this area is toward higher power and frequency due to the improvements in plasma density and temperature possible. Every system requires a variety of components, such as mode converters, waveguide bends, launchers, and directional couplers. Some of these components are discussed here, along with ongoing work to improve their performance. 8 refs

  8. High power microwave transmission systems for electron cyclotron resonance plasma heating

    This progress report is for the fourth year of a grant from the US Department of Energy for the design, development, and fabrication of ECRF transmission and mode conversion systems to transport microwave power from a gyrotron to a magnetically confined plasma. The development and testing of new and improved components for such systems and underlying theory, where necessary, is the focus of this project. Devising and improving component testing and diagnostic techniques is also an important part of this effort. During the last year, we developed a preliminary design for a Te15,2--TE15,1 mode converter for the MIT 150 GHz gyrotron and considered its performance as the frequency and mode was step tuned. A preliminary design for a combined uptaper and TE15,2--TE15,1 converter for possible use with the Varian 140 GHz gyrotron was also developed. Work was begun on a combined TE15,n uptaper -- mode converter to produce a mode combination which would reduce microwave radiation into an azimuthal waveguide gap. Simple models for the radiation from TE0n and TM0n Vlasov launcher baffles were developed and compared with measurements which were taken in our radiation pattern measurement facility. Work began on testing possible methods for generating high azimuthal index rotating modes. Work on the further refinement of the method of mode content determination from open-end radiation pattern measurement was carried out. An investigation of the Wiener-Hopf method for obtaining open- end radiation patterns produced improved radiation patterns for the TE0n modes in a circular waveguide. 15 refs., 15 figs

  9. Using Adaptive Discrete-Time Gas Supply Control for Long Pulse Arc Discharge of Ion Source on NBI

    SHENG Peng; HU Chundong; SONG Shihua; LIU Sheng; LIU Zhimin

    2008-01-01

    A control model of gas supply system is introduced for ion source and an adaptive discrete-time control algorithm to regulate the hydrogen injection.A real-time feedback control system (RFCS) is designed to control the gas supply for ion source based on the control model and the discrete-time control algorithm.The experimental results have proved that RFCS could regulate the gas supply smoothly,suppress the arc's abrupt over-current at the end of the ion source discharging,prolong the discharge pulse and stabilize the ion concentration.With RFCS,the ion source for neutral beam injection has reached its longest pulse with a length of 4.5 seconds in a stable status.

  10. Electron beam dynamics in the long-pulse, high-current DARHT-II linear induction accelerator

    Ekdahl, Carl A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Abeyta, Epifanio O [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Aragon, Paul [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Archuleta, Rita [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Cook, Gerald [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Dalmas, Dale [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Esquibel, Kevin [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Gallegos, Robert A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Garnett, Robert [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Harrison, James F [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Johnson, Jeffrey B [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Jacquez, Edward B [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mccuistian, Brian T [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Montoya, Nicholas A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Nath, Subrato [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Nielsen, Kurt [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Oro, David [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Prichard, Benjamin [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Rowton, Lawrence [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sanchez, Manolito [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Scarpetti, Raymond [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Schauer, Martin M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Seitz, Gerald [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Schulze, Martin [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bender, Howard A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Broste, William B [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Carlson, Carl A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Frayer, Daniel K [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Johnson, Douglas E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Tom, C Y [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Williams, John [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hughes, Thomas [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Anaya, Richard [LLNL; Caporaso, George [LLNL; Chambers, Frank [LLNL; Chen, Yu - Jiuan [LLNL; Falabella, Steve [LLNL; Guethlein, Gary [LLNL; Raymond, Brett [LLNL; Richardson, Roger [LLNL; Trainham, C [NSTEC/STL; Watson, Jim [LLNL; Weir, John [LLNL; Genoni, Thomas [VOSS; Toma, Carsten [VOSS

    2009-01-01

    The DARHT-II linear induction accelerator (LIA) now accelerates 2-kA electron beams to more than 17 MeV. This LIA is unique in that the accelerated current pulse width is greater than 2 microseconds. This pulse has a flat-top region where the final electron kinetic energy varies by less than 1% for more than 1.5 microseconds. The long risetime of the 6-cell injector current pulse is 0.5 {micro}s, which can be scraped off in a beam-head cleanup zone before entering the 68-cell main accelerator. We discuss our experience with tuning this novel accelerator; and present data for the resulting beam transport and dynamics. We also present beam stability data, and relate these to previous stability experiments at lower current and energy.

  11. Late-time radiography of beryllium ignition-target ablators in long-pulse gas-filled hohlraums

    A multiple-laboratory campaign is underway to qualify beryllium as a fusion capsule ablator for the National Ignition Facility [Moses and Wuest, Fusion Sci. Technol. 43, 420 (2003)]. Although beryllium has many advantages over other ablator materials, individual crystals of beryllium have anisotropic properties, e.g., sound speed, elastic constants, and thermal expansion coefficients, which may seed hydrodynamic instabilities during the implosion phase of ignition experiments. Experiments based on modeling have begun at the OMEGA laser [Boehly, McCrory, Verdon et al., Fusion Eng. Design 44, 35 (1999)] to create a test bed for measuring instability growth rates with face-on radiography of perturbed beryllium samples with the goal of establishing a specification for microstructure in beryllium used as an ablator. The specification would include the size and distribution of sizes of grains and voids and the impurity content. The experimental platform is a 4 kJ laser-heated (for ∼6 ns) hohlraum that is well modeled for radiation temperature and for shock pressure and breakout timing through the driven beryllium sample. A 1 atm methane gas fill has been used to maintain a clear line of sight through the hohlraum for radiography with acceptable plasma backscatter losses. The peak radiation temperature is 145 eV; the pressure early in the laser pulse is 1 Mbar for over 1 ns. Radiographs of sinusoidally perturbed copper-doped (0.9% by atom) beryllium samples have been obtained more than 10 ns after drive initiation. With the current laser drive, a growth factor approaching ten has been measured for initial 2.5 μm perturbations with on-axis radiography

  12. Electron beam dynamics in the long-pulse, high-current DARHT-II linear induction accelerator

    The DARHT-II linear induction accelerator (LIA) now accelerates 2-kA electron beams to more than 17 MeV. This LIA is unique in that the accelerated current pulse width is greater than 2 microseconds. This pulse has a flat-top region where the final electron kinetic energy varies by less than 1% for more than 1.5 microseconds. The long risetime of the 6-cell injector current pulse is 0.5 (micro)s, which can be scraped off in a beam-head cleanup zone before entering the 68-cell main accelerator. We discuss our experience with tuning this novel accelerator; and present data for the resulting beam transport and dynamics. We also present beam stability data, and relate these to previous stability experiments at lower current and energy.

  13. Tokamak burn cycle study: a data base for comparing long pulse and steady-state power reactors

    Several distinct operating modes (conventional ohmic, noninductive steady state, internal transformer, etc.) have been proposed for tokamaks. Our study focuses on capital costs and lifetime limitations of reactor subsystems in an attempt to quantify sensitivity to pulsed operation. Major problem areas considered include: thermal fatigue on first wall, limiter/divertor; thermal energy storage; fatigue and eddy current heating in toroidal field coils; electric power supply costs; and noninductive driver costs. We assume a high availability and low cost of energy will be mandatory for a commercial fusion reactor, and we characterize improvements in physics (current drive efficiency) and engineering (superior materials) which will help achieve these goals for different burn cycles

  14. Magnetic structure in the entrance region of spheromaks sustained by a magnetized coaxial plasma gun under long pulse operation

    The magnetic structure in coaxial-gun-sustained spheromaks has been investigated. The plasma gun has been operated with a small axial/radial bias magnetic flux as compared to the azimuthal magnetic flux produced by the discharge current. Stronger magnetic field is observed in the entrance region (ER) than in the flux conserver (FC). In both ER and FC, the magnetic structure is nearly axisymmetric. The axial magnetic field in ER is amplified up to about sixteen times as large as the bias magnetic field. This amplification is limited by the drastic change in the magnetic structure, which occurs when the discharge current becomes very large. The magnetic structure before the drastic change is interpreted with the Bessel function model. The μ estimation shows that the magnetic structure is mainly determined by the boundary geometry, not by the external magnetic flux and current. (author)

  15. Wideband long-pulse operation of an efficient electro-optic modulator at 10.6 microns

    Harris, N. W.; Grimm, J. G.; Eng, R. S.

    1990-10-01

    A high-efficiency high-power bulk-type CdTe single-sideband electrooptic modulator operating at 10.6 microns was designed by dividing the modulator into two sections and driving each section separately so that the relative phase of the microwave drive and optical beam are identical at the entrance to each section. This was done at selected frequencies at high power and high efficiency and then over a wide instantaneous bandwidth at lower power. High conversion efficiency over a wide microwave band was demonstrated. The experimental data compared well with theoretical predictions, supporting the quantitative theory that predicts further bandwidth improvement with more separately driven modulator sections.

  16. Wideband long-pulse operation of an efficient electro-optic modulator at 10.6 microm.

    Harris, N W; Grimm, J G; Eng, R S

    1990-10-15

    High conversion efficiency over a wide microwave band has been achieved in a high-power CdTe single-sideband electro-optic modulator working at 10.6 microm by dividing the modulator into two sections and driving each separately. PMID:19771027

  17. High-power CW and long-pulse lasers in the green wavelength regime for copper welding

    Pricking, Sebastian; Huber, Rudolf; Klausmann, Konrad; Kaiser, Elke; Stolzenburg, Christian; Killi, Alexander

    2016-03-01

    We report on industrial high-power lasers in the green wavelength regime. By means of a thin disk oscillator and a resonator-internal nonlinear crystal for second harmonic generation we are able to extract up to 8 kW pulse power in the few-millisecond range at a wavelength of 515 nm with a duty cycle of 10%. Careful shaping and stabilization of the polarization and spectral properties leads to a high optical-to-optical efficiency larger than 55%. The beam parameter product is designed and measured to be below 5 mm·mrad which allows the transport by a fiber with a 100 μm core diameter. The fiber and beam guidance optics are adapted to the green wavelength, enabling low transmission losses and stable operation. Application tests show that this laser is perfectly suited for copper welding due to the superior absorption of the green wavelength compared to IR, which allows us to produce weld spots with an unprecedented reproducibility in diameter and welding depth. With an optimized set of parameters we could achieve a splatter-free welding process of copper, which is crucial for welding electronic components. Furthermore, the surface condition does not influence the welding process when the green wavelength is used, which allows to skip any expensive preprocessing steps like tin-coating. With minor changes we could operate the laser in cw mode and achieved up to 1.7 kW of cw power at 515 nm with a beam parameter product of 2.5 mm·mrad. These parameters make the laser perfectly suitable for additional applications such as selective laser melting of copper.

  18. Validation of the ITER-relevant passive-active-multijunction LHCD launcher on long pulses in Tore Supra

    Ekedahl, A.; Delpech, L.; Goniche, M.; Guilhem, D.; Hillairet, J.; Preynas, M.; Sharma, P.K.; Achard, J.; Bae, Y.S.; Bai, X.; Balorin, C.; Baranov, Y.; Basiuk, V.; Bécoulet, A.; Belo, J.; Berger-By, G.; Brémond, S.; Castaldo, C.; Ceccuzzi, S.; Cesario, R.; Corbel, E.; Courtois, X.; Decker, J.; Delmas, E.; Ding, X.; Douai, D.; Goletto, C.; Gunn, J. P.; Hertout, P.; Hoang, G.T.; Imbeaux, F.; Kirov, K.K.; Litaudon, X.; Magne, R.; Mailloux, J.; Mazon, D.; Mirizzi, F.; Mollard, P.; Moreau, P.; Oosako, T.; Petržílka, Václav; Peysson, Y.; Poli, S.; Prou, M.; Saint-Laurent, F.; Samaille, F.; Saoutic, B.

    2010-01-01

    Roč. 50, č. 11 (2010), s. 112002-112002. ISSN 0029-5515 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20430508 Keywords : LH wave * plasma Subject RIV: BL - Plasma and Gas Discharge Physics Impact factor: 3.303, year: 2010 http://iopscience.iop.org/0029-5515/50/11/112002/pdf/0029-5515_50_11_112002.pdf

  19. Efficacy and safety of long-pulse pulsed dye laser delivered with compression versus cryotherapy for treatment of solar lentigines

    Hassan Seirafi

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Although cryotherapy is still the first-line therapy for solar lentigines, because of the side effects such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH, especially in patients with darker skin types, pigment-specific lasers should be considered as a therapy for initial treatment. Aim: The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of cryotherapy compared with 595-nm pulsed dye laser (PDL with cutaneous compression in the treatment of solar lentigines. Materials and Methods: Twenty-two patients (skin type II−IV with facial or hand lentigines participated in this study. Lesions of one side of the face or each hand were randomly assigned and treated with either cryotherapy or PDL. Treatments were performed with radiant exposures of 10 J/cm 2 , 7-mm spot size and 1.5 ms pulse duration with no epidermal cooling. Photographs were taken before treatment and 1-month later. The response rate and side effects were compared. Results: PDL was more likely to produce substantial lightening of the solar lentigines than cryotherapy, especially in skin type III and IV (n = 8, n = 9; P 0.05. PIH was seen only in cryotherapy group. PDL group had only minimal erythema. No purpura was observed. Conclusion: PDL with compression is superior to cryotherapy in the treatment of solar lentigines in darker skin types.

  20. A two-stage pneumatic repeating pellet injector for refueling magnetically confined plasmas in long-pulse fusion experiments

    An experiment to demonstrate the feasibility of a repetitive pneumatic pellet injector at 1 Hz in the velocity range of 2 to 3 knVs was carried out in a collaboration between Oak Ridge National Laboratory and ENEA Frascati, in the context of a cooperative agreement between the US Department of Energy and EURATOM-ENEA Association. The third round of this experiment was completed in May 1995. Both the operation and performance of the equipment were improved, and the original objectives of the collaboration have been met. The facility was also briefly operated with neon pellets to explore the potential for producing fast ''killer'' pellets for disruption amelioration applications. Speeds of 1.7 km/s were achieved using a piston mass of 43 g. Higher speeds should be achievable with a system specifically designed for neon or other higher Z gases. Finally, tests were performed with thin boron carbide coatings (2 μm) on the Ergal pistons. The test results were encouraging because piston friction was reduced was the piston wear

  1. Design and development of a prototype 25 kV, 10 A long pulse Marx modulator for high power klystron

    Acharya, Mahesh; Shrivastava, Purushottam

    2016-02-01

    Research, design, and development of high average power modulators for the proposed Indian Spallation Neutron Source are in progress at Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology. With this objective, a prototype of 25 kV, 10 A, 1 ms Marx modulator at repetition rate of 1 Hz has been designed and developed which serves as a proof of principle and technology assessment stage for further development of high repetition rate high voltage high average power modulators. Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) based modules of 2.8 kV switching capability have been used as main modules. The modulator had 8.2% droop in output voltage pulse without any droop compensation circuit. A droop compensation involving 15 corrector modules has been used to reduce the droop up to 1%. We have used IGBT based 250 V switches to realize the corrector module. A microcontroller based control unit was designed and developed for triggering the main and corrector modules. With this control unit, programmable output pulse has been achieved. Electrical isolation between high voltage circuits and control circuit has been achieved by the use of fiber optic based control signal transmission. Output pulses of 1 ms pulse width, 800 ns rise time, and 5 μs fall time have been achieved. The modulator has advantages of modular design, adjustable pulse width, adjustable rise time, and fall time.

  2. Research and Development of 2-frequency (110/138 GHz FADIS for JT-60SA ECHCD system

    Idei H.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available A FAst DIrectional Switch (FADIS of 2-frequency (2-ƒ gyrotron system for the JT-60SA project is being developed under collaboration between Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA and Kyushu University. At first, the frequency drift and dip in the gyrotron operation were measured to consider which kind of FADIS is preferred for application in the Electron Cyclotron Heating and Current Drive (ECHCD system for the JT- 60SA. Various types of the FADIS have been considered. A square corrugated waveguide diplexer system with double resonant rings was considered as one of the most attractive FADIS systems for stable high-power and long-pulse operations in the 2-ƒ JT-60SA ECHCD system.

  3. Using High-Power Gyrotrons in the T-10 Tokamak

    Kislov, A. Ya.; Lysenko, S. E.; Notkin, G. E.

    2016-02-01

    In this work, we briefly review the T-10 tokamak experiments on the interaction of microwaves with the plasma in the electron-cyclotron resonance frequency range. The basic results on the electron-cyclotron heating and the noninductive current generation in the plasma at both the first and second cyclotron harmonics are presented along with the typical values of the heating and current-generation efficiencies. The possibility of using the local contribution of the high-frequency power to control the sawtooth-oscillation instability and the amplitudes of the neoclassical tearing modes is demonstrated. Using the injection of the high-frequency waves for the working-gas preionization, allows one to optimize both the breakdown phase in the absence of a rotational electric field and the discharge-current increase stage.

  4. Competition between modes with different axial structures in gyrotrons

    This study was motivated by some experiments in which it was found that during the voltage rise, instead of expected excitation of a high-frequency parasitic mode, the excitation of a lower-frequency parasitic mode takes place in a certain range of voltages. For explaining this fact, the dependence of start currents of possible competing modes on the beam voltage was carried out in the cold-cavity approximation and by using the self-consistent approach. It was found that in the case of cavities, which consist of the combination of a section of constant radius waveguide and a slightly uptapered waveguide, these two approaches yield completely different results. Thus, experimentally observed excitation of the low-frequency parasitic mode can be explained by the self-consistent modification of the axial profile of the excited field, which has strong influence on the diffractive quality factor of competing modes. This modification is especially pronounced in the case of excitation of modes with many axial variations which can be excited in the region of beam interaction with the backward-wave component of such modes

  5. Construction of a 35 GHz 100 kW gyrotron

    In this work a description of a 35 GHz 100 kW gyrocon is described which is under construction at the National Space Research Institute Plasma Laboratory. Project conceptual aspects are emphasized, specifically high current density thermionic cathodes, high time and spatial resolution intense magnetic fields generation, high-vacuum systems, techniques of ceramic-metal sealing, and high-voltage electrical modulator circuits. (author). 8 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab

  6. Power measurement system of ECRH on HL-2A

    Wang He

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Electron Cyclotron Resonance Heating (ECRH is one of the main auxiliary heating systems for HL-2A tokamak. The ECRH system with total output power 5MW has been equipped on HL-2A which include 6 sets of 0.5MW/1.0s at a frequency of 68GHz and 2 sets of 1MW/3s at a frequency of 140GHz. The power is one of important parameters in ECRH system. In this paper, the method for measuring the power of ECRH system on HL-2A is introduced which include calorimetric techniques and directional coupler. Calorimetric techniques is an existing method, which is used successfully in ECRH commissioning and experiment, and the transmission efficiency of ECRH system is achieved by measuring the absorbed microwave power in the Match Optical Unit (MOU, gyrotron output window and tours window of the EC system use this method. Now base on the theory of electromagnetic coupling through apertures, directional couplers are being designed, which is a new way for us.

  7. Integrated Operating Scenario to Achieve 100-Second, High Electron Temperature Discharge on EAST

    QIAN Jinping; GONG Xianzu; WAN Baonian; LIU Fukun; WANG Mao; XU Handong; HU Chundong

    2016-01-01

    Stationary long pulse plasma of high electron temperature was produced on EAST for the first time through an integrated control of plasma shape,divertor heat flux,particle exhaust,wall conditioning,impurity management,and the coupling of multiple heating and current drive power.A discharge with a lower single null divertor configuration was maintained for 103 s at a plasma current of 0.4 MA,q95 ≈7.0,a peak electron temperature of >4.5 keV,and a central density ne(0)~ 2.5×1019 m-3.The plasma current was nearly non-inductive (Vloop <0.05 V,poloidal beta ~ 0.9) driven by a combination of 0.6 MW lower hybrid wave at 2.45 GHz,1.4 MW lower hybrid wave at 4.6 GHz,0.5 MW electron cyclotron heating at 140 GHz,and 0.4 MW modulated neutral deuterium beam injected at 60 kV.This progress demonstrated strong synergy of electron cyclotron and lower hybrid electron heating,current drive,and energy confinement of stationary plasma on EAST.It further introduced an example of integrated “hybrid” operating scenario of interest to ITER and CFETR.

  8. Basic concept for an accelerator-driven subcritical system to be used as a long-pulse neutron source for Condensed Matter research

    Vivanco, R., E-mail: raul.vivanco.sanchez@gmail.com [ESS-BILBAO, Parque Tecnológico Bizkaia, Laida Bidea, Edificio 207 B Planta Baja, 48160 Derio (Spain); Instituto de Fusión Nuclear - UPM, ETS Ingenieros Industriales, C/ José Gutiérrez Abascal, 2, 28006 Madrid Spain (Spain); Ghiglino, A.; Vicente, J.P. de; Sordo, F.; Terrón, S.; Magán, M. [ESS-BILBAO, Parque Tecnológico Bizkaia, Laida Bidea, Edificio 207 B Planta Baja, 48160 Derio (Spain); Instituto de Fusión Nuclear - UPM, ETS Ingenieros Industriales, C/ José Gutiérrez Abascal, 2, 28006 Madrid Spain (Spain); Perlado, J.M. [Instituto de Fusión Nuclear - UPM, ETS Ingenieros Industriales, C/ José Gutiérrez Abascal, 2, 28006 Madrid Spain (Spain); Bermejo, F.J. [Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, IEM-CSIC, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Serrano 123, 28006 Madrid (Spain)

    2014-12-11

    A model for an accelerator-driven subcritical system to be operated as a source of cold neutrons for Condensed Matter research is developed at the conceptual level. Its baseline layout relies upon proven accelerator, spalattion target and fuel array technologies, and consists in a proton accelerator able to deliver some 67.5 mA of proton beam with kinetic energy 0.6 GeV, a pulse length of 2.86 ms, and repetition rate of 14 Hz. The particle beam hits a target of conventional design that is surrounded by a multiplicative core made of fissile/fertile material, composed by a subcritical array of fuel bars made of aluminium Cermet cooled by light water poisoned with boric acid. Relatively low enriched uranium is chosen as fissile material. An optimisation of several parameters is carried out, using as components of the objective function several characteristics pertaining the cold neutron pulse. The results show that the optimal device will deliver up to 80% of the cold neutron flux expected for some of the ongoing projects using a significantly lower proton beam power than that managed in such projects. The total power developed within the core rises up to 22.8 MW, and the criticality range shifts to a final k{sub eff} value of around 0.9 after the 50 days cycle.

  9. High-Sensitivity In-Situ Soot Particle Sensing in an Aero-Engine Exhaust Plume Using Long-Pulsed Fiber-Laser Induced Incandescence

    McCormick D., Black J.D., Feng Y., Nilsson J., Ozanyan K.B.

    2015-01-01

    A method to produce spatially resolved images of the distribution of absorbing particles in the exhaust plume of a modified helicopter gas turbine engine is presented. Over a small region of the plume, in-situ sensing of soot particles by Laser-Induced Incandescence (LII) is demonstrated using fiber-lasers with higher power (~10 W), longer pulse duration (>100 ns), and higher pulse repetition rates (>10 kHz) than conventional LII. The sensitivity of the method is illustrated by the detection ...

  10. The high-power (3-MW) long-pulse (3-s) radio-frequency system for ion cyclotron resonance heating experiments on TEXTOR

    A multimegajoule ion cyclotron resonance heating (ICRH) experiment was installed on the Torus Experiment for Technology-Oriented Research (TEXTOR) tokamak. The system consists of two independent power lines each designed to generate and launch 1.5 MW of radio-frequency (rf) power into the machine during a 3-s period in the 25- to 29-MHz frequency range. Each power line consists of the following items: a 1.5-MW transmitter, a transmission line system, and an interface linking the transmission line to the antenna of the shielded strip-line type placed along the tokamak's hot liner. Details of the line and antenna diagnostics and data acquisition system together with the subsequent impedance characteristic calculations are given. The rf radiation shielding for the ICRH experiment is explained. The control of the rf setup as a TEXTOR sub-system and the generator pulse control and operation modes are outlined. The antenna loading and power limitation in the presence of plasma and the conditioning procedure are discussed. Finally, the new rf system compatible with the toroidal pump limiter Advanced Limiter Test-II is presented

  11. Hair removal in hirsute women with normal testosterone levels: a randomized controlled trial of long-pulsed diode laser vs. intense pulsed light

    Haak, C S; Jensen, Pernille Nymann; Pedersen, A T; Clausen, H V; Feldt Rasmussen, U; Rasmussen, Åse Krogh; Main, K; Haedersdal, M

    2010-01-01

    Hirsutism is a common disorder in women of reproductive age, and androgen disturbances may aggravate the condition. Limited evidence exists regarding efficacy of hair removal in this specific population and no data are available for patients with verified normal testosterone levels.......Hirsutism is a common disorder in women of reproductive age, and androgen disturbances may aggravate the condition. Limited evidence exists regarding efficacy of hair removal in this specific population and no data are available for patients with verified normal testosterone levels....

  12. Hair removal in hirsute women with normal testosterone levels: a randomized controlled trial of long-pulsed diode laser vs. intense pulsed light

    Haak, C S; Jensen, Pernille Nymann; Pedersen, A T;

    2010-01-01

    Hirsutism is a common disorder in women of reproductive age, and androgen disturbances may aggravate the condition. Limited evidence exists regarding efficacy of hair removal in this specific population and no data are available for patients with verified normal testosterone levels....

  13. Single-mode pulsed dye laser pumped by using a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser with a long pulse width

    Yi, J H; Moon, H J; Rho, S P; Han, J M; Rhee, Y J; Lee, J M

    1999-01-01

    The lasing characteristics of a single-mode dye laser pumped by using a diode-pumped solid-state laser (DPSSL) with a high repetition rate is described. A 45-mm-long Nd:YAG rod was pumped by three CW diode arrays and it was acousto-optically Q-switched. A KTP crystal was used for intracavity frequency doubling. The pulse width of the laser ranged from 90 ns to 200 ns, depending on the diode current and the Q-switching frequency. The single-mode dye laser had a grazing incidence configuration. The pulse width of the dye laser was reduced to about 1/8 of the pumping laser pulse width. The effects of the DPSSL Q-switching frequency, the driving current, and the cavity loss on the dye laser pulse width were investigated by using a simple plane-parallel cavity. From the measured pulse width of the dye laser as a function of the reflectivity of the dye laser output coupler, we found that the cavity loss due to the frequency selection elements and the output coupler should be less than 70 % in order to avoid a drast...

  14. Fault-Protected Laser Diode Drivers for Improving the Performance and Lifetime of Multiple-Millisecond, Long-Pulse LDAs for NASA LIDAR Systems Project

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This SBIR project will develop and deliver to NASA revolutionary laser diode driver technology with intelligent fault protection for driving high power laser diode...

  15. Experimental evidence of differences in properties of fast ion fluxes from short-pulse and long-pulse laser-plasma interactions

    Badziak, K.; Hora, H.; Woryna, E.; Jablonski, S.; Láska, Leoš; Parys, P.; Rohlena, Karel; Wolowski, J.

    2003-01-01

    Roč. 315, č. 6 (2003), s. 452-457. ISSN 0375-9601 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA1010105 Grant ostatní: KBN(PL) 2PO3B082019; IAEA(XE) 11535/RO Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z1010921 Keywords : laser plasma * picosecond high-intensity laser * charged ions * protons * acceleration * generation Subject RIV: BH - Optics, Masers, Lasers Impact factor: 1.324, year: 2003

  16. Basic concept for an accelerator-driven subcritical system to be used as a long-pulse neutron source for Condensed Matter research

    A model for an accelerator-driven subcritical system to be operated as a source of cold neutrons for Condensed Matter research is developed at the conceptual level. Its baseline layout relies upon proven accelerator, spalattion target and fuel array technologies, and consists in a proton accelerator able to deliver some 67.5 mA of proton beam with kinetic energy 0.6 GeV, a pulse length of 2.86 ms, and repetition rate of 14 Hz. The particle beam hits a target of conventional design that is surrounded by a multiplicative core made of fissile/fertile material, composed by a subcritical array of fuel bars made of aluminium Cermet cooled by light water poisoned with boric acid. Relatively low enriched uranium is chosen as fissile material. An optimisation of several parameters is carried out, using as components of the objective function several characteristics pertaining the cold neutron pulse. The results show that the optimal device will deliver up to 80% of the cold neutron flux expected for some of the ongoing projects using a significantly lower proton beam power than that managed in such projects. The total power developed within the core rises up to 22.8 MW, and the criticality range shifts to a final keff value of around 0.9 after the 50 days cycle

  17. Simulation of a suite of generic long-pulse neutron instruments to optimize the time structure of the European Spallation Source

    Lefmann, Kim; Klenø, Kaspar H.; Birk, Jonas Okkels;

    2013-01-01

    between 10 Hz and 25 Hz. The relative change in performance with time structure is given for each instrument, and an unweighted average is calculated. The performance of the instrument suite is proportional to (a) the peak flux and (b) the duty cycle to a power of approximately 0.3. This information is an...

  18. Overview on recent W7-AS results

    During the almost one year shutdown in 1999/2000 the Stellarator W7-AS underwent two major modifications: First, the limiters were replaced by ten divertor modules, and the diagnostic set associated with the plasma boundary and target plate regions was greatly expanded for divertor experiments. Extensive tests of the island divertor concept foreseen for W7-X were started in 2001. Partial plasma detachment is observed for magnetic field configurations with large edge islands and with high neutral beam heating power at core densities of 3x1020 m-3 . At somewhat lower densities stable discharges with good energy confinement and high radiation levels (mainly edge radiation) can be maintained up to pulse lengths of more than 1 s. Secondly, the previously counter tangential neutral beam injector box was shifted to a co-position. Thus, the heating efficiency is increased at low magnetic fields and high densities, where high-β experiments are usually performed, but where counter beam injection suffers from substantial fast ion losses. In first experiments - values up to about 3% were achieved at still only weak MHD-activity. Meanwhile 5 gyrotrons (70 and 140 GHz) are available on W7-AS with a total heating power of up to 2.5 MW. They were used to increase central electron temperatures up to 6.7 keV. The application of electron Bernstein waves was further investigated for plasma heating and as a plasma diagnostic. Heating of a high density divertor discharge and the measurement of electron temperature profiles are demonstrated. Copyright (2002) Australian National University- Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering

  19. A study of mode purity improvement in the ITER relevant transmission line

    Oda, Yasuhisa; Ikeda, Ryosuke; Kajiwara, Ken; Takahashi, Koji; Sakamoto, Keishi

    2015-03-01

    In JAEA, mode conversion by corrugated waveguide system which is ITER relevant TL system was studied. To evaluate the alignment method for TL assembly, the mode content of middle section of TL was measured while assembly of the TL test stand. Then 5% of LP01 mode purity degradation was found in the long straight section though it was just assembly of 2m straight WGs. Indeed, the mode conversion calculation showed that 5% of mode conversion may occur when the straight section causes 1.0 mm of periodic deflection. To minimize the deflection, the alignment method with adjustment of both position and angle of the WG piece utilizing the laser beam reflection was applied for the TL re-assembling. The mode purity in the same section was improved and mode purity degradation was less than 1%. Finally 93% of LP01 mode purity was achieved at the end of long TL. Next the effect of mode purity by high-power long-pulse operation in TL was studied. Since the TL components are heated during the high-power RF operation, the TL causes deformation due to thermal expansion and deformed TL section induces significant mode conversion loss. The 170GHz gyrotron provided high-power (400kW) and long pulse (500sec) into TL and the beam profile at TL end was measured both before and after the long pulse operation. The mode purity at TL end was 91% before the long pulse and it decreased to 84% after the pulse. The temperature distribution and displacement of TL components were also measured. The measured displacement shows that the vertical sections became S-bend structures and mode conversion loss was estimated. The estimated total mode conversion loss in deformed long TL system was 8%. The estimated value showed good agreement with measurement of mode purity.

  20. Application of high power microwave vacuum electron devices

    High power microwave vacuum electron devices can work at high frequency, high peak and average power. They have been widely used in military and civil microwave electron systems, such as radar, communication,countermeasure, TV broadcast, particle accelerators, plasma heating devices of fusion, microwave sensing and microwave heating. In scientific research, high power microwave vacuum electron devices are used mainly on high energy particle accelerator and fusion research. The devices include high peak power klystron, CW and long pulse high power klystron, multi-beam klystron,and high power gyrotron. In national economy, high power microwave vacuum electron devices are used mainly on weather and navigation radar, medical and radiation accelerator, TV broadcast and communication system. The devices include high power pulse and CW klystron, extended interaction klystron, traveling wave tube (TWT), magnetron and induced output tube (IOT). The state of art, common technology problems and trends of high power microwave vacuum electron devices are introduced in this paper. (authors)