Equilibrium reconstruction at JET using Stokes model for polarimetry

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This paper presents the first application to real JET data of the new equilibrium code NICE which enables the consistent resolution of the inverse equilibrium reconstruction problem in the framework of non-linear free-boundary equilibrium coupled to the Stokes model equation for polarimetry. The conducted numerical experiments enable first of all to validate NICE by comparing it to the well-established EFIT code on 4 selected high performance shots. Secondly the results indicate that the fit to polarimetry measurements clearly benefits from the use of Stokes vector measurements compared to the classical case of Faraday measurements, and that the reconstructed p′ and ff ′ profiles are better constrained with smaller error bars and are closer to the profiles reconstructed by EFTM, the EFIT JET code using internal MSE constraints.

Original languageEnglish
Article number106032
JournalNuclear Fusion
Issue number10
StatePublished - 30 Aug 2018
Externally publishedYes

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This work has been carried out within the framework of the EUROfusion Consortium and has received funding from the Euratom research and training programme 2014–2018 under grant agreement No 633053. The views and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the European Commission.

FundersFunder number
Euratom research and training programme 2014–2018
Horizon 2020 Framework Programme633053


    • JET
    • Stokes model
    • equilibrium reconstruction
    • polarimetry


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