Fabrication of the 0.346 THz BWO for Plasma Diagnostic

Feng, Jinjun and Tang, Ye and Gamzina, Diana and Li, Xiang and Huang, Xuejiao and Popovic, Branko and Himes, Logan and Barchfeld, Robert and Li, Hanyan and Pan, Pan and Letizia, Rosa and Paoloni, Claudio and Luhmann Jr., Neville C. (2017) Fabrication of the 0.346 THz BWO for Plasma Diagnostic. In: Vacuum Electronics Conference (IVEC), 2017 Eighteenth International :. IEEE. ISBN 9781509059171

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Nuclear fusion is probably the most demanding challenge the scientific community is facing. The plasma is a delicate material that has to be properly shaped to achieve a high efficiency fusion process. Unfortunately, the plasma is affected by micro-turbulences still not fully understood, detrimental for the reactor functioning. The diagnostic of plasma is a fundamental technique that needs advanced approaches for a full mapping of the plasma behavior. The 0.346 THz backward wave oscillator is the enabling devices for a high-k plasma diagnostic that will provide unprecedented insight on turbulences leading to full operational fusion reactors. This paper describes the final fabrication phase of the 0.346 THz BWO for plasma diagnostic jointly performed in an international project, involving three leading institutions in vacuum electronics.

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