Design and performance of the collective Thomson scattering receiver at ASDEX Upgrade.

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@article{b960577036e444ebb473d2751b66988c,
title = "Design and performance of the collective Thomson scattering receiver at ASDEX Upgrade.",
publisher = "American Institute of Physics",
author = "Vedran Furtula and Mirko Salewski and Frank Leipold and Poul Michelsen and Korsholm, {Søren Bang} and Fernando Meo and Dmitry Moseev and Nielsen, {Stefan Kragh} and {Stejner Pedersen}, Morten and Johansen, {Tom Keinicke}",
year = "2012",
doi = "10.1063/1.3675886",
volume = "83",
number = "1",
pages = "013507",
journal = "Review of Scientific Instruments",
issn = "0034-6748",

}

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Design and performance of the collective Thomson scattering receiver at ASDEX Upgrade.

A1 - Furtula,Vedran

A1 - Salewski,Mirko

A1 - Leipold,Frank

A1 - Michelsen,Poul

A1 - Korsholm,Søren Bang

A1 - Meo,Fernando

A1 - Moseev,Dmitry

A1 - Nielsen,Stefan Kragh

A1 - Stejner Pedersen,Morten

A1 - Johansen,Tom Keinicke

AU - Furtula,Vedran

AU - Salewski,Mirko

AU - Leipold,Frank

AU - Michelsen,Poul

AU - Korsholm,Søren Bang

AU - Meo,Fernando

AU - Moseev,Dmitry

AU - Nielsen,Stefan Kragh

AU - Stejner Pedersen,Morten

AU - Johansen,Tom Keinicke

PB - American Institute of Physics

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - Here we present the design of the fast-ion collective Thomson scattering receiver for millimeter wave radiation installed at ASDEX Upgrade, a tokamak for fusion plasma experiments. The receiver can detect spectral power densities of a few eV against the electron cyclotron emission background on the order of 100 eV under presence of gyrotron stray radiation that is several orders of magnitude stronger than the signal to be detected. The receiver down converts the frequencies of scattered radiation (100-110 GHz) to intermediate frequencies (IF) (4.5-14.5 GHz) by heterodyning. The IF signal is divided into 50 IF channels tightly spaced in frequency space. The channels are terminated by square-law detector diodes that convert the signal power into DC voltages. We present measurements of the transmission characteristics and performance of the main receiver components operating at mm-wave frequencies (notch, bandpass, and lowpass filters, a voltage-controlled variable attenuator, and an isolator), the down-converter unit, and the IF components (amplifiers, bandpass filters, and detector diodes). Furthermore, we determine the performance of the receiver as a unit through spectral response measurements and find reasonable agreement with the expectation based on the individual component measurements.

AB - Here we present the design of the fast-ion collective Thomson scattering receiver for millimeter wave radiation installed at ASDEX Upgrade, a tokamak for fusion plasma experiments. The receiver can detect spectral power densities of a few eV against the electron cyclotron emission background on the order of 100 eV under presence of gyrotron stray radiation that is several orders of magnitude stronger than the signal to be detected. The receiver down converts the frequencies of scattered radiation (100-110 GHz) to intermediate frequencies (IF) (4.5-14.5 GHz) by heterodyning. The IF signal is divided into 50 IF channels tightly spaced in frequency space. The channels are terminated by square-law detector diodes that convert the signal power into DC voltages. We present measurements of the transmission characteristics and performance of the main receiver components operating at mm-wave frequencies (notch, bandpass, and lowpass filters, a voltage-controlled variable attenuator, and an isolator), the down-converter unit, and the IF components (amplifiers, bandpass filters, and detector diodes). Furthermore, we determine the performance of the receiver as a unit through spectral response measurements and find reasonable agreement with the expectation based on the individual component measurements.

U2 - 10.1063/1.3675886

DO - 10.1063/1.3675886

JO - Review of Scientific Instruments

JF - Review of Scientific Instruments

SN - 0034-6748

IS - 1

VL - 83

SP - 013507

ER -