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Fresnel commonly refers to physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel.
Fresnel may also refer to:
- Fulgence Fresnel (1795–1855), a French Orientalist and brother of Augustin-Jean Fresnel
- Fresnel equations, describing light reflection and refraction
- Huygens-Fresnel principle, a description of wave propagation
- Fresnel diffraction (or Fresnel pattern), describing wave propagation through an aperture
- Fresnel integral, functions related to Fresnel diffraction
- Fresnel number, a dimensionless parameter in diffraction theory
- Fresnel zone, a pattern of radiation resulting from Fresnel diffraction
- Fresnel zone plate, a plate which focuses light by Fresnel diffraction
- Fresnel imager, a proposed design for a space telescope that uses Fresnel zone plates
- Fresnel diffraction mirror, an atomic mirror utilizing Fresnel diffraction
- Fresnel lens, an efficient lens originally developed for lighthouses
- Fresnel rhomb, a plate that circularly polarizes light
- Fresnel (unit of frequency), a formerly-used unit equal to one terahertz.
- Fresnel drag coefficient, a parameter used in early attempts to explain the constant speed of light
- Rimae Fresnel, an escarpment on the moon
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