Fresnel Lens

Fresnel Lens
  An optical device for concentrating light that is made of concentric rings that are faced at different angles so that light falling on any ring is focused to the same point.

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  • Fresnel lens — Lens Lens (l[e^]nz), n.; pl. {Lenses} ( [e^]z). [L. lens a lentil. So named from the resemblance in shape of a double convex lens to the seed of a lentil. Cf. {Lentil}.] (Opt.) A piece of glass, or other transparent substance, ground with two… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fresnel lens — Fres nel lens [See {Fresnel lamp}.] (Optics) See under {Lens}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fresnel lens — n. [after FRESNEL Augustin Jean] a thin optical lens of many concentric rings, having the properties of a much thicker and heavier lens: used in cameras, lighthouse beacons, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Fresnel lens — A Fresnel lens (pronounced [ frɛz.nəl] or [freɪ nɛl] ) is a type of lens invented by French physicist Augustin Jean Fresnel. Originally developed for lighthouses, the design enables the construction of lenses of large aperture and short focal… …   Wikipedia

  • Fresnel lens — Optics. a large lens with a surface of concentric grooves of prismatic profile, used in automobile headlights, searchlights, spotlights, etc. [1840 50; see FRESNEL] * * * Series of concentric rings, each consisting of a thin part of a simple lens …   Universalium

  • Fresnel lens — noun lens composed of a number of small lenses arranged to make a lightweight lens of large diameter and short focal length • Hypernyms: ↑lens, ↑lense, ↑lens system • Part Holonyms: ↑headlight, ↑headlamp, ↑searchlight * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fresnel lens — noun Etymology: Augustin J. Fresnel Date: 1865 a lens that has a surface consisting of a concentric series of simple lens sections so that a thin lens with a short focal length and large diameter is possible and that is used especially for… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Fresnel lens — Fres·nel lens (fra nelґ) [Augustin Jean Fresnel, French physicist and engineer, 1788–1827] see under lens …   Medical dictionary

  • Fresnel lens — /frənɛl ˈlɛns/ (say fruhnel lens) noun a large lens with a short focal length, used in headlights, spotlights, etc. {See Fresnel diffraction} …  

  • fresnel lens — [freɪ nɛl] noun Photography a flat lens made of a number of concentric rings, to reduce spherical aberration. Origin C19: named after the French physicist and civil engineer Augustin J. Fresnel …   English new terms dictionary

  • fresnel lens — F/A/V a flat glass or acrylic lens in which the curvature of a normal lens surface has been collapsed in such a way that concentric circles are impressed on the lens surface; often used for the condenser lens in overhead projectors, in rear… …   Audio and video glossary

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