SELF-CONSISTENT, ANALYTIC, PERIODIC LOOP ANTENNA THEORY
Loop antenna coupling to toroidal plasmas is simulated in a flat geometry by an infinitely repeated array of finite loops in order to obtain a discrete spectrum along the y (azimuthal) as well as the z (toroidal) directions. The electromagnetic field of the entire configuration, including the wall, the plasma, and the Faraday shield, is analytically expressed in terms of the antenna current. The self-consistent antenna current is determined via variational techniques which also yield the antenna impedance. Finally, the theory is specifically applied to the case of ion - cyclotron-wave coupling.
Bibliographic Reference: WRITE TO MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FUER PLASMAPHYSIK, 8046 GARCHING BEI MUENCHEN (GERMANY), MENTIONING REPORT IPP 4/214, 1983
Record Number: 1989122064200 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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