Vol 14, No 11

Numerical model of the influence function of deformable mirrors based on Bessel Fourier orthogonal functions

Shun Li, Sijiong Zhang


Abstract A numerical model is presented to simulate the influence function of deformable mirror actuators. The numerical model is formed by Bessel Fourier orthogonal functions, which are constituted of Bessel orthogonal functions and a Fourier basis. A detailed comparison is presented between the new Bessel Fourier model, the Zernike model, the Gaussian influence function and the modified Gaussian influence function. Numerical experiments indicate that the new numerical model is easy to use and more accurate compared with other numerical models. The new numerical model can be used for describing deformable mirror performances and numerical simulations of adaptive optics systems.


Keywords instrumentation: adaptive optics — deformable mirror

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