5) Augustin-Jean Fresnel
, "Memoire sur la loi des modifications que la reflexion imprime a la lumiere polarisee," read to the Academie des sciences, January 7, 1823 (Memoires de I'Academie royale des sciences de Vlnstitut de France, vol.
Fresnel lenses were originally developed by French physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel
(1788-1827) for use in lighthouses to focus a small wattage bulb and project light over great distances without the need for extremely thick and impractical solid glass lenses.
Guda created the Big Bloom vase as homage to 18th-century French physician Augustin-Jean Fresnel
, who invented a lens to enhance the brightness of lighthouse lanterns and contributed to naval navigation safety.
In 1822, French physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel
developed a lens for lighthouses.
Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens had proposed a model for light diffraction almost a century earlier, but it took the works of Fraunhofer, Thomas Young and Augustin-Jean Fresnel
to reveal the importance of the wave model of light.