RAY TRACING OF ION CYCLOTRON WAVES IN TOKAMAK PLASMAS
With the present report we begin the presentation of a numerical code, RAYIC, which has been developed with the purpose of applying ray tracing methods to the study of ion cyclotron heating of large tokamak plasmas. This report discusses the theory and displays the equations used by the code. In addition to a presentation of the Eikonal approximation and its use for the description of waves in axisymmetric plasmas of arbitray meridian cross-section shape, the report contains a summary of a simplified antenna model, and of a treatment of the singular layers (two-ion hybrid and/or cyclotron resonances) where most of the absorption is expected.
Bibliographic Reference: AVAILABILITY: MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FUER PLASMAPHYSIK, 8046 GARCHING BEI MUENCHEN (GERMANY), MENTIONING REPORT IPP 4/210, 1983
Record Number: 1989122006300 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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