Spectroscopic Plasma Diagnostics

  • H. W. Drawin
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (volume 90)


The ultimate aim of the various diagnostic methods applied in fusion research is to obtain information, as detailed as possible, on the local thermodynamic state and of the transport properties of the plasma investigated. Very different diagnostic methods are applied, very often making use of rather different physical effects. There exist authoritive articles and books in which specific or various methods are treated, see e.g. Refs.1–3. In this article some specific diagnostic problems and results will be discussed which are based on the spectroscopy of photons emitted by atoms (ions). First, however, we make some general remarks concerning plasma spectroscopic methods.


Spectral Line Laser Light Scattering Impurity Species Tokamak Plasma Confinement Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. W. Drawin
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  1. 1.Association EURATOM-CEA sur la FusionFontenay-aux-RosesFrance

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