A method for calculating the actuator influence functions of an active mirror is described. The method is based on a model of the mirror as a thin plate attached by actuators to a very stiff reaction structure. Arbitrary actuator layouts can be handled. The mirror deflections calculated agree well with the results of a finite element analysis of the structure.
© 1991 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 13, 1989
Published: March 1, 1991
Arthur Menikoff, "Actuator influence functions of active mirrors," Appl. Opt. 30, 833-838 (1991)