Volume 77, Issue 5, May 2006
Index of content:
- NUCLEAR PHYSICS, FUSION AND PLASMAS
77(2006); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2202922View Description Hide Description
A dispersion interferometer based on a continuous-wave laser source with double plasma passage for measurements of the line-integrated electron density in the TEXTOR tokamak and the GDT linear system has been developed and tested in experiments. A sensitivity of and a temporal resolution of have been achieved. The interferometer does not need any rigid frame for vibration insulation. Its basic components are installed compactly on an optical bench placed on a stable support outside of the torus. The possibility for the development of a multichannel dispersion interferometer for the next generation of fusion devices (e.g., W7-X, ITER) is discussed.