Professor Erling Riis

Physics

Personal statement

Erling Riis joined the Physics Department in 1991 after having worked as a post-doc with Nobel Laureate Steven Chu at Stanford for two years. Initially research at Strathclyde concentrated on high-resolution atomic spectroscopy and the development of the highly specialised laser sources required for these experiments. This work also formed the foundation of the establishment of activities at Strathclyde in laser cooling of atoms.

Presently this work ranges from fundamental studies of atom interferometry to the development of a platform for miniaturising cold atom based quantum technology.  

Publications

Fast piezoelectric scanning MEMS mirror for 1D ion adressing
Janin Paul, Bauer Ralf, Griffin Paul, Riis Erling, Uttamchandani Deepak
IEEE International conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics: OMN2019 (2019)
Towards a compact atomic clock based on coherent population trapping and the grating magneto-optical trap
Hoth Gregory W, Elvin Rachel, Wright Michael, Lewis Ben, Arnold Aidan S, Griffin Paul F, Riis Erling
SPIE Photonics West OPTO, pp. 109342E (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2516612
Radio-frequency microplasmas with energies suited to in situ selective cleaning of surface adsorbates in ion microtraps
Akhtar Mariam, Wilpers Guido, Choonee Kaushal, Riis Erling, Sinclair Alastair G
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Vol 52, pp. 1-17 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6455/aaf704
Spiral bandwidth of four-wave mixing in Rb vapour
Offer R F, Stulga D, Riis E, Franke-Arnold S, Arnold A S
Communications Physics (2018)
https://doi.org/10.1038/s42005-018-0077-5
Waveform reconstruction with a Cs based free-induction-decay magnetometer
Hunter Dominic, Jiménez-Martínez Ricardo, Herbsommer Juan, Ramaswamy Srinath, Li Wen, Riis Erling
Optics Express Vol 26, pp. 30523-30531 (2018)
https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.26.030523
Recording the heart beat of cattle using a differential system of optically pumped magnetometers
Sutter Jens, Lewis Oliver, Robinson Clive, McMahon Anthony, Boyce Robert, Bragg Rachel, Macrae Alastair, Griffin Paul, Riis Erling, Ingleby Stuart
Strathclyde Innovation Symposium on Optically Pumped Magnetometers (2018)

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Professional activities

Quantum Technology Showcase 2019
Participant
15/11/2019
Israel Science Foundation (External organisation)
Advisor
5/2019
Towards a compact atomic clock based on coherent population trapping and the grating magneto-optical trap
Speaker
6/2/2019
CLEO 2019 (Event)
Peer reviewer
1/1/2019
International Conference on laser Spectroscopy (Event)
Peer reviewer
1/9/2018
Compact cold atom systems prospects for space applications
Speaker
14/7/2018

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Projects

Translational Quantum Technology Phd Studentship - Birmingham Doctoral Training Programme | Keliehor, Brendan
Riis, Erling (Principal Investigator) Griffin, Paul (Co-investigator) Keliehor, Brendan (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2022
Translational Quantum Technology Phd Studentship - Birmingham Doctoral Training Programme | Irwin, Edward
Griffin, Paul (Principal Investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator) Irwin, Edward (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2022
Translational Quantum Technology Phd Studentship - Birmingham Doctoral Training Programme | Mrozowski, Marcin
Griffin, Paul (Principal Investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator) Mrozowski, Marcin (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2023
Scalable Qubit Arrays for Quantum Computation and Optimisation (M Squared Prosperity Partnership)
Pritchard, Jonathan (Principal Investigator) Daley, Andrew (Co-investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2024
VCSEL packaging (Quantum Hub Project 140310)
Riis, Erling (Principal Investigator)
07-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2019
Printed sensors for EV battery current density imaging
Riis, Erling (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2020

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