Abstract

The deformation properties of an adaptive optical element made from a piezoelectric bimorph plate are analyzed. The fundamental relationship between the deformation of the optical surface and the voltage distribution applied across the thickness of the plate is derived and the general solution for an infinite plate is presented. A particular solution for a finite rectangular plate is also presented.

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