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Development of a high power diplexer with short-slotted metal half mirrors for electron cyclotron current drive

Saigusa, Mikio*; Atsumi, Kohei*; Yamaguchi, Tomoki*; Oda, Yasuhisa; Sakamoto, Keishi

A neoclassical tearing mode (NTM) which is a resistive MHD instability driven by plasma pressure gradient in tokamak plasma is one of the key issues giving the upper limitation of plasma performance. It can be controlled by the local current drive in a magnetic island with electron cyclotron current drive (ECCD). Up to now, ECCD with pulse modulated gyrotron operation at duty of 50% have been done to drive current into only O-point. For improving a stabilizing efficiency of NTM, the fast directional switch had been developed. It makes the duty of ECCD system to 100% by switching beam direction for tracking the rotating O-point of a magnetic island of NTM. The new type diplexer as a fast switching device of high power millimeter wave was proposed and had been simulated with finite difference time domain (FDTD) method. A proposed diplexer consists of a ring corrugated circular waveguide, a pair of mitre-bends, and a pair of half mirrors. The low power switching operation of the mock-up diplexer with long-slotted metal half mirrors at the two frequency bands (137 GHz and 170 GHz) was veried. In this paper, the low power test results of the diplexer with new short-slotted metal half mirrors at a frequency band of 170 GHz is reported.

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