Bayesian Consideration of the Tomography Problem

  • W. von der Linden
  • K. Ertl
  • V. Dose
Conference paper
Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 70)


Soft X-ray tomography has become a standard diagnostic equipment to investigate plasma profiles. Due to limitations in viewing-access and detector numbers the reconstruction of the two-dimensional emissivity profile constitutes a highly underdetermined inversion problem. We discuss the principle features of the tomography problem from the Bayesian point of view in various stages of sophistication. The approach is applied to real-world data obtained from the Wendelstein 7AS stellerator.


Maximum Entropy Emissivity Profile Tomography Problem Default Model Effective Atomic Number 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. von der Linden
    • 1
  • K. Ertl
    • 1
  • V. Dose
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für PlasmaphysikEURATOM AssociationGarching b. MünchenGermany

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