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Abstract

The Tore Supra long-pulse lower hybrid (LH) system was coupled up to 6.5 MW at 3.7 GHz through 2 multijunction launchers, and power densities of 24 MW/m{2} were achieved during 75 seconds. Successful experiments on high-power wave coupling at distances up to 15 cm from the plasma have provided new potentialities concerning far-distance coupling in a reactor environment.
Progress in the understanding and modelling of LH power deposition profiles are reported, and possible applications of LHCD in near-term fusion research are mentioned.

Additional information

Authors: MOREAU D, CEA, CEN Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EUR-CEA-FC-1586 EN (1996) 18pp.
Availability: Available from Association Euratom-CEA, CEN Cadarache, 13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Record Number: 199611357 / Last updated on: 1996-11-21
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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