We study defect dynamics in nonlinear photonic quasicrystals, and demonstrate experimentally that phasons survive longer than phonons. We show that nonlinear interactions in photonic quasicrystals can reduce the phason strain within the structure.
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B. Freedman, R. Lifshitz, and M. Segev, "Phasons and Pure Phason Strain in Nonlinear Photonic Quasicrystals," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper QTuA4.
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