Propagation of X-ray femtosecond pulses through tapered nanometer-scale capillary waveguides

S. V. Kukhlevsky, G. Nyitray

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It is shown that temporal broadening of an X-ray femtosecond pulse under propagation through a tapered nanometer-scale waveguide is negligible small for the wide region of the guide and pulse parameters. The output pulse has the step-like transverse intensity distribution. The conventional waveguide theories do not predict this phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-464
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 17 2001



  • Capillary nano-optics
  • X-ray femtosecond pulses

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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