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Cold Electrostatic Ion Cyclotron Waves for Preionization and IBW Launching in LHD

Author: Masayuki Ono

A folded waveguide with E|| polarization is being installed on LHD device. The main purpose of the folded waveguide is to pre-ionize and create good target plasmas. The present manuscript proposes a launching of IBW via CESICW (Cold Electrostatic Ion Cyclotron Wave) for heating the core of LHD with the folded waveguide. The core heating can be accomplished by adding a minority hydrogen ion species in a helium majority plasma facilitating the mode-transformation of CESICW into IBW at the ion-ion hybrid resonance.