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Abstract

For plasma start-up and heating in the new Garching W VII-AS stellarator an ECRH microwave system is under construction which comprises five subsystems each designed to generate, transmit and radiate into the plasma 200 kW of millimeter-wave power with pulse length up to 3 s at a frequency of 70 GHz. Each subsystem consists of a microwave power source module, a transmission line and a quasi-optical wave launching antenna for plasma irradiation in the almost perfectly linearly polarized "Gaussian-like" HE11. The overall efficiency in the desired mode of a complete transmission line is expected to be approximately 87%. The microwave power and the mode composition at the gyrotron output and in the transmission line are measured by special calorimeters and wavenumber spectrometers, respectively. Design and realization of the system are described together with extensive low-power and first high-power measurements.

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Authors: KASPAREK W, UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART (GERMANY);MAX-PLANCK- INSTITUT FUER PLASMAPHYSIK, GARCHING BEI MUENCHEN (GERMANY);MUELLER G A, UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART (GERMANY);MAX-PLANCK- INSTITUT FUER PLASMAPHYSIK, GARCHING BEI MUENCHEN (GERMANY);SCHUELLER P G, UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART (GERMANY);MAX-PLANCK- INSTITUT FUER PLASMAPHYSIK, GARCHING BEI MUENCHEN (GERMANY);THUMM M, UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART (GERMANY);MAX-PLANCK- INSTITUT FUER PLASMAPHYSIK, GARCHING BEI MUENCHEN (GERMANY);WILHELM R, UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART (GERMANY);MAX-PLANCK- INSTITUT FUER PLASMAPHYSIK, GARCHING BEI MUENCHEN (GERMANY);ERCKMANN V UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART (GERMANY), UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART (GERMANY);MAX-PLANCK- INSTITUT FUER PLASMAPHYSIK, GARCHING BEI MUENCHEN (GERMANY);MAX-PLANCK- INSTITUT FUER PLASMAPHYSIK, GARCHING BEI MUENCHEN (GERMANY), UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART (GERMANY);MAX-PLANCK- INSTITUT FUER PLASMAPHYSIK, GARCHING BEI MUENCHEN (GERMANY)
Bibliographic Reference: 14TH SOFT CONFERENCE, AVIGNON (FRANCE), SEPT. 8-12, 1986 VOL.1, PP. 829-834 1895 P., 1986, VOL. 1 AND VOL. 2, ISBN 0 08 034935 8 WRITE TO PERGAMON PRESS, HEADINGTON HILL HALL, OXFORD, OX3 0BW (UK), PRICE: UKL 220 (FOR BOTH VOLS.)
Record Number: 1989126042301 / Last updated on: 1989-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en