Minority Ion Measurements During ICRF Experiments In Alcator C-Mod
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ICRF is the primary auxiliary heating in C-Mod where both H or He-3 minority and mode conversion regimes are utilized. For transport analysis, the power deposition profile is critical and measuring the resulting fast ion distribution provides a direct means to constrain and validate ICRF simulations used to calculate power deposition. In mode conversion, measurement of the minority ion density, temperature, and velocity profiles is critical for the wave physics and may provide some insight into the fundamental physics of flow drive. Using active charge exchange, the He+1 4686 angstrom or H 6563 angstrom line is observed to find whether fast ion and relevant thermal ion measurements are practical. Results of these experiments yield fast ion and thermal ion measurements in D(He). A new analysis technique to extract information from high noise fast ion spectra is developed. A development path for improved D(He-3) and D(H) is indicated.