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A description is given of the characteristics of a compact space and wavelength-resolving spectrometer-detector arrangement, which is used to measure spectral line shapes simultaneously along several viewing chords. The system is based upon a freely programmable slow-scan charge-coupled device (CCD) camera gated by an image intensifier tube. Visible and near-UV light emitted near the plasma boundary is collected from up to 12 viewing chords and transmitted to the spectrograph by quartz fibres. Spectra can be recorded with a temporal resolution of 20 ms by means of multiple pixel binning during CCD readout. Integration of the spectral line profiles yields particle fluxes of various low-Z species for ohmically heated helium discharges. The calibration, sensitivity, and signal-to-noise ratio of the system are reconstructed considering each individual element, allowing an easy prediction of the performance of similar applications.

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Authors: KALLENBACH A, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE);MAYER H-M, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 64 (1993) No. 5, pp. 1257-1262
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