We give a historical perspective on the major results that led to the advent of the photonic bandgap guiding hollow core photonic crystal fiber ( PBG HC-PCF) and to that of inhibited-coupling one (IC HC-PCF). We review the progress made on gas-filled HC-PCF and photonic microcells, along with their applications for coherent optics, Raman comb generation laser metrology, discharge based lasers and high field optics.

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