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dielectric waveguides," J. Lightw. Technol. 26, 1423-1431 (2008).

G. Ren, P. Shum, X. Yu, J. Hu, G. Wang, Y. Gong, "Polarization dependent guiding in liquid crystal
filled photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Commun. 281, 1598-1606 (2008).

T. T. Alkeskjold, A. Bjarklev, "Electrically controlled broadband liquid crystal
photonic bandgap fiber polarimeter," Opt. Lett. 32, 1707-1709 (2007).

T. R. Wolinski, S. Ertman, A. Czapla, P. Lesiak, K. Nowecka, A. W. Domanski, E. Nowinowski-Kruszelnicki, R. Dabrowski, J. Wojcik, "Polarization effects in photonic liquid crystal fibers," Meas. Sci. Technol. 18, 3061-3069 (2007).

T. R. Wolinski, K. Szaniawska, S. Ertman, P. Lesiak, A. W. Domanski, R. Dabrowski, E. Nowinowski-Kruszelnicki, J. Wojcik, "Influence of temperature and electrical fields on
propagation properties of photonic liquid crystal fibers," Meas. Sci. Technol. 17, 985-991 (2006).

D. C. Zografopoulos, E. E. Kriezis, T. D. Tsiboukis, "Photonic crystal-liquid crystal fibers for
single-polarization or high-birefringence guidance," Opt. Exp. 14, 914-925 (2006).

J. Xiao, X. Sun, "A modified full-vectorial finite-difference beam
propagation method based on H-fields for optical waveguides with
step-index profiles," Opt. Commun. 266, 505-511 (2006).

M. W. Haakestad, T. T. Alkeskjold, M. Nielsen, L. Scolari, J. Riishede, H. E. Engan, A. Bjarklev, "Electrically tunable photonic bandgap guidance in a
liquid-crystal-filled photonic crystal fiber," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 819-821 (2005).

K. Nielsen, D. Noordegraaf, T. Sørensen, A. Bjarklev, T. P. Hansen, "Selective filling of photonic crystal fibers," J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 7, L13-L20 (2005).

L. Xiao, W. Jin, M. S. Demokan, H. L. Ho, Y. L. Hoo, C. Zhao, "Fabrication of selective injection microstructured
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J. Li, ST. Wu, S. Brugioni, R. Meucci, S. Faetti, "Infrared refractive indexes of liquid crystals," J. Appl. Phys. 97, 073501-1-073501-5 (2005).

L. Scolari, T. Alkeskjold, J. Riishede, A. Bjarklev, D. Hermann, A. Anawati, M. Nielsen, P. Bassi, "Continuously tunable devices based on electrical
control of dual-frequency liquid crystal filled photonic bandgap
fibers," Opt. Exp. 13, 7483-7496 (2005).

Y. Huang, Y. Xu, A. Yariv, "Fabrication of functional microstructured optical
fibers through a selective-filling technique," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5182-5184 (2004).

D. Fang, Q. L. Yan, T. W. Shin, "Electrically tunable liquid-crystal photonic crystal
fiber," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 2181-2183 (2004).

X. Feng, A. K. Mairaj, D. W. Hewak, T. M. Monro, "Towards high-indexglass based monomode holey fibre
with large-mode-area," Electron. Lett. 40, 167-169 (2004).

S. Campbell, R. C. McPhedran, C. Martijn de Sterke, L. C. Botten, "Differential multipole method for microstructured
optical fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B. 21, 1919-1928 (2004).

P. Petropoulos, T. M. Monro, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, K. Frampton, R. C. Moore, D. J. Richardson, "Highly nonlinear and anomalously dispersive lead
silicate glass holey fibres," Opt. Exp. 11, 3568-3573 (2003).

V. Kumar, A. K. George, J. C. Knight, P. St. J. Russell, "Tellurite photonic crystal fibre," Opt. Exp. 11, 2641-2645 (2003).

S. S. A. Obayya, N. Somasiri, B. M. A. Rahman, K. T. V. Grattan, "Full vectorial finite element modeling of novel
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B. R. Acharya, K. W. Baldwin, J. A. Rogers, C. C. Huang, R. Pindak, "In-fiber nematic liquid crystal optical modulator
based on in-plane switching with microsecond response time," Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 5243-5245 (2002).

K. M. Kiang, K. Frampton, T. M. Monro, R. Moore, J. Tucknott, D. W. Hewak, D. J. Richardson, H. N. Rutt, "Extruded single-mode nonsilica glass holey optical
fibres," Electron. Lett. 38, 546-547 (2002).

S. S. A. Obayya, B. M. A. Rahman, K. T. V. Grattan, H. A. El-Mikati, "Full vectorial finite-element-based imaginary distance
beam propagation solution of complex modes in optical waveguides," J. Lightw. Technol. 20, 1054-1060 (2002).

S. S. A. Obayya, B. M. A. Rahman, K. T. V. Grattan, H. A. El-Mikati, "Full vectorial finite-element-based imaginary distance
beam propagation solution of complex modes in optical waveguides," J. Lightw. Technol. 20, 1054-1060 (2001).

B. M. A. Rahman, S. S. A. Obayya, N. Somasiri, M. Rajarajan, K. T. V. Grattan, H. A. El-Mikati, "Design and characterisation of compact single-section
passive polarization rotator," IEEE J Lightw. Technol. 19, 512-519 (2001).

S. S. A. Obayya, B. M. A. Rahman, K. T. V. Grattan, H. A. El-Mikati, "Improved design of a polarization converter based on
semicondutor optical waveguide bends," Appl. Opt. 40, 5395-5401 (2001).

S. S. A. Obayya, B. M. A. Rahman, K. T. V. Grattan, H. A. El-Mikati, "Beam propagation modelling of polarization rotation in
deeply etched semiconductor bent waveguides," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 681-683 (2001).

S. S. A. Obayya, B. M. A. Rahman, H. A. El-Mikati, "New full vectorial numerically efficient propagation
algorithm based on the finite element method," J. Lightw. Technol. 18, 409-415 (2000).

I. Morita, K. Tanka, N. Edagawa, M. Suzuki, "40 Gb/s single-channel soliton transmission over
transoceanic distances by reducing Gordon-Haus timing jitter and
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W. C. Chew, J. M. Jin, E. Michielssen, "Complex coordinate stretching as a generalized
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L. Wei, L. Eskildsen, J. Weirich, L. Scolari, T. Alkeskjold, A. Bjarklev, "Continuously tunable all-in-fiber devices based on
thermal and electrical control of negative dielectric anisotropy
liquid crystal photonic bandgap fibers," Appl. Opt. 48, 497-503 (2009).

Y. Huang, Y. Xu, A. Yariv, "Fabrication of functional microstructured optical
fibers through a selective-filling technique," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5182-5184 (2004).

Y. Shani, R. Alferness, T. Koch, U. Koren, M. Oron, B. I. Miller, M. G. Young, "Polarization rotation in asymmetric periodic loaded
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B. R. Acharya, K. W. Baldwin, J. A. Rogers, C. C. Huang, R. Pindak, "In-fiber nematic liquid crystal optical modulator
based on in-plane switching with microsecond response time," Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 5243-5245 (2002).

D. Fang, Q. L. Yan, T. W. Shin, "Electrically tunable liquid-crystal photonic crystal
fiber," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 2181-2183 (2004).

X. Feng, A. K. Mairaj, D. W. Hewak, T. M. Monro, "Towards high-indexglass based monomode holey fibre
with large-mode-area," Electron. Lett. 40, 167-169 (2004).

K. M. Kiang, K. Frampton, T. M. Monro, R. Moore, J. Tucknott, D. W. Hewak, D. J. Richardson, H. N. Rutt, "Extruded single-mode nonsilica glass holey optical
fibres," Electron. Lett. 38, 546-547 (2002).

B. M. A. Rahman, S. S. A. Obayya, N. Somasiri, M. Rajarajan, K. T. V. Grattan, H. A. El-Mikati, "Design and characterisation of compact single-section
passive polarization rotator," IEEE J Lightw. Technol. 19, 512-519 (2001).

W. P. Huang, C. L. Xu, "Simulation of three-dimensional optical waveguides by
a full-vector beam propagation method," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 2639-2649 (1993).

M. W. Haakestad, T. T. Alkeskjold, M. Nielsen, L. Scolari, J. Riishede, H. E. Engan, A. Bjarklev, "Electrically tunable photonic bandgap guidance in a
liquid-crystal-filled photonic crystal fiber," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 819-821 (2005).

S. S. A. Obayya, B. M. A. Rahman, K. T. V. Grattan, H. A. El-Mikati, "Beam propagation modelling of polarization rotation in
deeply etched semiconductor bent waveguides," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 681-683 (2001).

F. Heismann, R. W. Smith, "High-speed polarization scrambler with adjustable
phase chirp," IEEE Select. Topics Quantum Electron. 2, 311-318 (1994).

J. Li, ST. Wu, S. Brugioni, R. Meucci, S. Faetti, "Infrared refractive indexes of liquid crystals," J. Appl. Phys. 97, 073501-1-073501-5 (2005).

S. Fujino, H. Ijiri, F. Shimizu, K. Morinaga, "Measurement of viscosity of multi-component glasses in
the wide range for fibre drawing," J. Jpn. Inst. Met. 62, 106-110 (1998).

S. S. A. Obayya, B. M. A. Rahman, K. T. V. Grattan, H. A. El-Mikati, "Full vectorial finite-element-based imaginary distance
beam propagation solution of complex modes in optical waveguides," J. Lightw. Technol. 20, 1054-1060 (2001).

A. B. Fallahkhair, K. S. Li, T. E. Murphy, "Vector finite difference modesolver for anisotropic
dielectric waveguides," J. Lightw. Technol. 26, 1423-1431 (2008).

S. S. A. Obayya, B. M. A. Rahman, K. T. V. Grattan, H. A. El-Mikati, "Full vectorial finite-element-based imaginary distance
beam propagation solution of complex modes in optical waveguides," J. Lightw. Technol. 20, 1054-1060 (2002).

S. S. A. Obayya, B. M. A. Rahman, H. A. El-Mikati, "New full vectorial numerically efficient propagation
algorithm based on the finite element method," J. Lightw. Technol. 18, 409-415 (2000).

E. Montanari, S. Selleri, L. Vincetti, M. Zoboli, "Finite element full vectorial propagation analysis for
three dimensional z-varying optical waveguides," J. Lightw. Technol. 16, 703-714 (1998).

I. Morita, K. Tanka, N. Edagawa, M. Suzuki, "40 Gb/s single-channel soliton transmission over
transoceanic distances by reducing Gordon-Haus timing jitter and
soliton-soliton interaction," J. Lightw. Technol. 2, 2506-2511 (1999).

K. Nielsen, D. Noordegraaf, T. Sørensen, A. Bjarklev, T. P. Hansen, "Selective filling of photonic crystal fibers," J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 7, L13-L20 (2005).

S. Campbell, R. C. McPhedran, C. Martijn de Sterke, L. C. Botten, "Differential multipole method for microstructured
optical fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B. 21, 1919-1928 (2004).

T. R. Wolinski, S. Ertman, A. Czapla, P. Lesiak, K. Nowecka, A. W. Domanski, E. Nowinowski-Kruszelnicki, R. Dabrowski, J. Wojcik, "Polarization effects in photonic liquid crystal fibers," Meas. Sci. Technol. 18, 3061-3069 (2007).

T. R. Wolinski, K. Szaniawska, S. Ertman, P. Lesiak, A. W. Domanski, R. Dabrowski, E. Nowinowski-Kruszelnicki, J. Wojcik, "Influence of temperature and electrical fields on
propagation properties of photonic liquid crystal fibers," Meas. Sci. Technol. 17, 985-991 (2006).

W. C. Chew, J. M. Jin, E. Michielssen, "Complex coordinate stretching as a generalized
absorbing boundary condition," Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett. 15, 363-369 (1997).

J. Xiao, X. Sun, "A modified full-vectorial finite-difference beam
propagation method based on H-fields for optical waveguides with
step-index profiles," Opt. Commun. 266, 505-511 (2006).

G. Ren, P. Shum, X. Yu, J. Hu, G. Wang, Y. Gong, "Polarization dependent guiding in liquid crystal
filled photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Commun. 281, 1598-1606 (2008).

L. Xiao, W. Jin, M. S. Demokan, H. L. Ho, Y. L. Hoo, C. Zhao, "Fabrication of selective injection microstructured
optical fibers with a conventional fusion splicer," Opt. Exp. 13, 9014-9022 (2005).

V. Kumar, A. K. George, J. C. Knight, P. St. J. Russell, "Tellurite photonic crystal fibre," Opt. Exp. 11, 2641-2645 (2003).

P. Petropoulos, T. M. Monro, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, K. Frampton, R. C. Moore, D. J. Richardson, "Highly nonlinear and anomalously dispersive lead
silicate glass holey fibres," Opt. Exp. 11, 3568-3573 (2003).

D. C. Zografopoulos, E. E. Kriezis, T. D. Tsiboukis, "Photonic crystal-liquid crystal fibers for
single-polarization or high-birefringence guidance," Opt. Exp. 14, 914-925 (2006).

L. Scolari, T. Alkeskjold, J. Riishede, A. Bjarklev, D. Hermann, A. Anawati, M. Nielsen, P. Bassi, "Continuously tunable devices based on electrical
control of dual-frequency liquid crystal filled photonic bandgap
fibers," Opt. Exp. 13, 7483-7496 (2005).

J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, P. St. J. Russell, D. M. Atkin, "All-silica single-mode fiber with photonic crystal
cladding," Opt. Lett. 21, 1547-1549 (1996).

T. T. Alkeskjold, A. Bjarklev, "Electrically controlled broadband liquid crystal
photonic bandgap fiber polarimeter," Opt. Lett. 32, 1707-1709 (2007).

S. S. A. Obayya, N. Somasiri, B. M. A. Rahman, K. T. V. Grattan, "Full vectorial finite element modeling of novel
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