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Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 56 | Number 1 | July 2009 | Pages 134-138
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Diagnostic plug for the ITER core charge exchange recombination spectroscopy (core CXRS) is located in the upper port 3. It transfers the light emitted by interaction of plasma ions with the diagnostic neutral beam (DNB). Conceptual design study of the core CXRS port plug has indicated several challenging technical problems: (1) likely too short lifetime of the first mirror, (2) quite contradictory requirements to the first mirror holder, (3) harsh environmental conditions for the "shutter", that is a movable element protecting the first mirror, (4) a task to combine a sufficient structural integrity and nuclear shielding capability of the plug with a wide enough optical path, (5) excessive electromagnetic loads caused by the halo current and applied at the plug as a whole. This paper describes possible design solutions for the listed technical problems.