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On JET, a key source of calibrated electron temperature T(e) profiles is from the measurements of the full ECE spectrum made by a Fourier Transform Spectrometer (FTS). It is absolutely calibrated by using a calibration source inside the vacuum vessel.

High spatial and temporal resolution ECE T(e) profiles are obtained using a 96 channel heterodyne instrument which is cross calibrated on each JET pulse against the data from the FTS system. Residual systematic frequency dependant errors at the 5-10% level can then be evaluated and corrected for, using specific discharges in which the toroidal field is varied while keeping the shape of the T(e) profile constant. This improvement in the calibration method has been systematically applied at JET for the first time improving both the smoothness and the symmetry of the T(e) profiles. The consequences of this improvement are discussed. In addition, it is shown that no deviation occurs in the FTS calibration for more than 8 years, which is relevant for ITER.

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Authors: GOWERS E, EURATOM-UKAEA Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon (GB);BLANCHARD P, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);DE LA LUNA E, Asociación EURATOM-CIEMAT, Laboratorio Nacional de Fusión, Madrid(ES)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral paper given at: 15th Topical Conference on High-Temperature Plasma Diagnostics Organised by: General Atomics, San Diego (US) Held at: Hyatt Regency Islandia Hotel, San Diego(US)
Availability: Available from Association EURATOM-CEA, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, CEA Cadarache, F-13108 St Paul-Lez-Durance, France Tel: (+33) 4 42 25 70 01; Fax: (+33) 4 42 25 64 21 E-mail:
Record Number: 200417511 / Last updated on: 2004-05-10
Original language: en
Available languages: en