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Developments of high power gyrotron and power modulation technique using the JT-60U ECRF system

Kobayashi, Takayuki; Terakado, Masayuki; Sato, Fumiaki; Yokokura, Kenji; Shimono, Mitsugu; Hasegawa, Koichi; Sawahata, Masayuki; Suzuki, Sadaaki; Hiranai, Shinichi; Igarashi, Koichi; Wada, Kenji; Suzuki, Takashi; Kajiwara, Ken; Kasugai, Atsushi; Sakamoto, Keishi; Isayama, Akihiko; Matsunaga, Go; Moriyama, Shinichi

Electron cyclotron (EC) heating and current drive (CD) are key tools to control fusion plasma especially for effective electron heating and for suppression of neoclassical tearing mode (NTM). Recently, developments of a high power gyrotron and a power modulation technique have been successfully achieved on JT-60U ECRF system in order to enhance the system performance. Stable gyrotron oscillation with oscillation power of 1.5 MW for 1 s was demonstrated in 2007, for the first time. Then temperature rise of cavity and collector has been investigated. It has been shown that the longer pulse operation with 1.5 MW by an improved 110 GHz gyrotron is possible. In addition, modulated ECCD in synchronized with NTM rotation has been performed with the oscillation power of 0.8 MW and the frequency around 5 kHz. The synchronizing system has worked very well and it has played an essential role in NTM suppression experiments on JT-60U.



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