Professor Erling Riis



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.  

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Single-board low-noise fluxgate magnetometer
Dyer T, Griffin PF, Riis E
Journal of Applied Physics Vol 135 (2024)
A cold-atom Ramsey clock with a low volume physics package
Bregazzi A, Batori E, Lewis B, Affolderbach C, Mileti G, Riis E, Griffin PF
Scientific Reports Vol 14 (2024)
Optimal binary gratings for multi-wavelength magneto-optical traps
Burrow Oliver S, Fasano Robert J, Brand Wesley, Wright Michael W, Li Wenbo, Ludlow Andrew D, Riis Erling, Griffin Paul F, Arnold Aidan S
Optics Express Vol 31, pp. 40871-40880 (2023)
Portable single-beam cesium zero-field magnetometer for magnetocardiography
Dawson Rach, O'Dwyer Carolyn, Mrozowski Marcin S, Irwin Edward, McGilligan James P, Burt David P, Hunter Dominic, Ingleby Stuart, Rea Molly, Holmes Niall, Brookes Matthew J, Griffin Paul F, Riis Erling
Journal of Optical Microsystems Vol 3 (2023)
Optical pumping enhancement of a free-induction-decay magnetometer
Hunter Dominic, Mrozowski Marcin S, McWilliam Allan, Ingleby Stuart J, Dyer Terry E, Griffin Paul F, Riis Erling
Journal of Optical Society of America B Vol 40, pp. 2664-2673 (2023)
Free-induction-decay magnetic field imaging with a microfabricated Cs vapor cell
Hunter Dominic, Perrella Chris, McWilliam Allan, McGilligan James P, Mrozowski Marcin, Ingleby Stuart J, Griffin Paul F, Burt David, Luiten Andre N, Riis Erling
Optics Express Vol 31, pp. 33582-33595 (2023)

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Professional Activities

Climate Finance Innovation: Connecting Financial Technology, Space Data and Resilient Timing
Invited speaker
Quantum Technology Showcase 2019
Scottish Centre for Innovation in quantum computing and simulation (External organisation)
Israel Science Foundation (External organisation)
Towards a compact atomic clock based on coherent population trapping and the grating magneto-optical trap
CLEO 2019 (Event)
Peer reviewer

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Chip-scale Atomic Systems for a Quantum Navigator (Programme Grant)
Griffin, Paul (Principal Investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator)
16-Jan-2023 - 15-Jan-2028
Burrow, Oliver (Principal Investigator) Griffin, Paul (Co-investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2025
SBRI - Cells for Rb 2-PAC
Griffin, Paul (Principal Investigator) Dyer, Terry (Co-investigator) McGilligan, James Patrick (Co-investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 01-Jan-2025
Optical frequency metrology for the next advances in timing (EPSRC ICASE with NPL, voucher 220169 - Alex Burden) | Burden, Alexander
Griffin, Paul (Principal Investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator) Burden, Alexander (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 01-Jan-2026
Industrial CASE Account - University of Strathclyde 2022 | Burden, Alexander
Griffin, Paul (Principal Investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator) Burden, Alexander (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 01-Jan-2026
Quantum Sensing of the Geomagnetic Space Weather Environment
Ingleby, Stuart (Principal Investigator) Griffin, Paul (Co-investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator) Hunter, Dominic (Research Co-investigator)
13-Jan-2023 - 12-Jan-2026

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