Fiber bundle splitting, (a) original bundle; (b) 10-fiber sub-bundle; and (c) 9-fiber sub-bundle.
Thomson scattering measurements at seven times: (a) T e and (b) n e . Conjoint radial locations circled with a dashed line.
Measurement difference in T e and n e between conjoint channels: (a) ΔT e ; (b) Δn e . Data shown against T e or n e at R = 143.6 cm.
Spatial position center to center distances for 30-channel and 42-channel configurations.
Schematic illustration of major radius overlap: (a) fiber bundle before division; (b) conjoint sub-bundles after division. Drawing is not to scale.
Geometry for innermost fiber division. Nominal R ≈ 80 cm.
Comparison of radial span evaluation: (a) current, (b) extrema, and (c) distribution, shown inside dashed circles.
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