Wave focusing near the electron cyclotron frequency in hot plasmas
This paper discusses an interpretation of the experimental measurements of microwave transmission in Tore Supra. It displays systematic evidence of features that are not compatible with the cold-plasma theory of wave propagation in a thermal plasma. The interpretation is based on hot plasma corrections to the Hermitian part of a dielectric tensor. This shows that the ray-tracing calculations yield transmission spectra in agreement with the experimental ones.
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EUR-CEA-FC-1524 EN (1994) 28 pp.
Availability: Available from CEA, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Record Number: 199411473 / Last updated on: 1994-12-06
Original language: en
Available languages: en