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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 1991
  • pp: 833–838

Actuator influence functions of active mirrors

Arthur Menikoff  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 30, Issue 7, pp. 833-838 (1991)

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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)

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