1989 年 61 巻 2 号 p. 106-127
The toroidal plasma current is started up by rf power alone and is ramped up to above 20 kA in a low density plasma. The fraction εR of injected LHW power is converted into poloidal magnetic field energy and its maximum value is about 5 %. For high density cases, a quasi-steady state discharge is obtained and the figure of merit ηCD for steady current drive by LHW is about 0.04 × 1019 (A·m-2/W). The direct loss of fast electrons from the plasma is very large and results in the low εR and ηCD in our experiments.