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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778.1 nm distributed feedback lasers for Rb two-photon atomic systems with sub-4 kHz linewidths
Di Gaetano E, Keliehor B, Gallacher K, Griffin PF, Sorel M, Riis E, Paul DJ
APL Photonics Vol 9 (2024)
Three-axis magnetic field detection with a compact, high-bandwidth, single beam zero-field atomic magnetometer
Dawson Rach, O'Dwyer Carolyn, Mrozowski Marcin, Ingleby Stuart, Griffin Paul, Riis Erling
Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Vol 12912 (2024)
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)

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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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DTP 2224 University of Strathclyde | Dorne, Anais Camille Annabel
Griffin, Paul (Principal Investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator) Dorne, Anais Camille Annabel (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2024 - 01-Jan-2027
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

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Professor Erling Riis

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