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Fusion Plasma Diagnostics with mm-Waves: An Introduction

ISBN: 978-3-527-41105-4
424 pages
November 2013
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Filling a gap in the literature, this introduction to the topic covers the physics of the standard microwave diagnostics established on modern fusion experiments, and the necessary technological background from the field of microwave engineering. Written by well-known mm-wave diagnosticians in the field of fusion physics, the textbook includes such major diagnostic techniques as electron cyclotron emission, interferometry, reflectometry, polarimetry, and scattering.
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Table of Contents

1. Fusion Research
2. Millimeter Waves in Plasmas
3. Radiometry
4. Electron Cyclotron Emission
5. Active Diagnostics
6. Guiding EM Waves
7. MM-Wave Components and Subsystems
8. Realization MM-Wave Systems
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Author Information

Hans J. Hartfuß held a position at the Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics in Greifswald, Germany, since 1982, where he was working in the field of plasma diagnostics of hot fusion relevant plasmas. He was head of the diagnostics development divison of the Wendelstein 7X Stellarator experiment that was being built in Greifswald. As a professor he was teaching Plasma Diagnostics, in particular Microwave Diagnostics for many years at the University of Greifswald. He is the author or co-author of about 300 papers.
Thomas Geist was with the Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics from 1992 on, designing in co-operation Professor Hartfuß instruments for plasma diagnostics using millimeter waves. In 1998 he accepted a position with the Millimeter-wave Engineering Department of Cassidian Electronics at Ulm, Germany. His work is mainly related with receiver frontends and low noise oscillators.
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