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The soft x-ray diagnostic at the Joint European Torus (JET) views the plasma from six directions with a total of 215 lines of sight. The good coverage of the plasma makes it possible to make detailed tomographic reconstructions of the soft x-ray emission during various conditions. One of the tomography methods applied at JET is discussed: a grid-based constrained optimization method that uses anisotropic smoothness on flux surfaces as regularization. This method has made it possible to study in detail the transport of heavy trace impurities injected into the plasma by laser blow-off. Impurity injection experiments in hot-ion H mode and optimized-shear plasmas are presented and discussed. The addition of a number of features to the algorithm, notably a non-negativity constraint, has made it possible to reconstruct very localized soft x-ray emission from the wall during edge localized modes (ELM). The detectors suffer damage from the neutrons produced in DD fusion reactions. This damage influences the sensitivity of the detectors, which makes it necessary to cross-calibrate the cameras. A method based on tomographic reconstructions has been developed to achieve the cross-calibration.

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Authors: INGESSON L C ET AL, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon (GB);FEHMERS G C, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (NL);FUCHS J C, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: JET-P(98)02 EN (1998) 32pp.
Availability: Available from the Publications Officer, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 3EA (GB)
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