Patent Number: 8,576,405

Title: Heterodyne polarimeter with a background subtraction system

Abstract: A polarimeter based on coherent detection and a method for measuring the optical rotation of a polarized light beam by an optically active substance, while enabling the subtraction of background signals, are provided.

Inventors: Goldberg; Doron (Metula, IL), Weissman; Zeev (Ness Ziona, IL), Yacov; Yaniv (Haifa, IL)

Assignee: Mellitor Ltd.

International Classification: G01N 21/21 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017