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.  


Ultra-low noise, bi-polar, programmable current sources
Mrozowski M S, Chalmers I C, Ingleby S J, Griffin P F, Riis E
Review of Scientific Instruments Vol 94 (2023)
Cold-atom shaping with MEMS scanning mirrors
Bregazzi Alan, Janin Paul, Dyer Sean, McGilligan James P, Burrow Oliver, Riis Erling, Uttamchandani Deepak, Bauer Ralf, Griffin Paul F
Optics Letters Vol 48, pp. 37-40 (2022)
Si3 N4 waveguide polarization components for atomic systems
Gallacher Kevin, Griffin Paul F, Riis Erling, Sorel Marc, Paul Douglas J
2022 IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC) (2022)
Single-mode distributed feedback lasers for 87Rb two-photon quantum technology systems
Di Gaetano Eugenio, Griffin Paul, Keliehor Brendan, Sorel Marc, Riis Erling, Paul Douglas J
2022 IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC) (2022)
Micro-fabricated caesium vapor cell with 5 mm optical path length
Dyer T, Ingleby SJ, Dunare C, Dodds K, Lomax P, Griffin PF, Riis E
Journal of Applied Physics Vol 132 (2022)
Micro-machined deep silicon atomic vapor cells
Dyer S, Griffin P F, Arnold A S, Mirando F, Burt D P, Riis E, McGilligan J P
Journal of Applied Physics Vol 132 (2022)

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Professional activities

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
International Conference on laser Spectroscopy (Event)
Peer reviewer

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NTOL NPL Timing Over Loran
Ward, Jeremy Stuart (Principal Investigator) Coffele, Federico (Co-investigator) Dysko, Adam (Co-investigator) Griffin, Paul (Co-investigator) Hong, Qiteng (Co-investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2024
Industrial CASE Account - University of Strathclyde 2022 | Agnew, Nicola
Arnold, Aidan (Principal Investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator) Agnew, Nicola (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2026
Griffin, Paul (Principal Investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator) Burrow, Oliver (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2024
DTP 2224 University of Strathclyde | Ireland, Paul
Pritchard, Jonathan (Principal Investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator) Ireland, Paul (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2026
International Network for Microfabrication of Atomic Quantum Sensors (International networks in quantum technologies)
McGilligan, James Patrick (Principal Investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator)
14-Jan-2022 - 13-Jan-2025
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | MacDonald, Fiona
Griffin, Paul (Principal Investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator) MacDonald, Fiona (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2025

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