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.  


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)
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)
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)
Vector magnetometry exploiting phase-geometry effects in a double-resonance alignment magnetometer
Ingleby Stuart J, O'Dwyer Carolyn, Griffin Paul F, Arnold Aidan S, Riis Erling
Physical Review Applied Vol 10 (2018)
Characterization of a fast piezoelectric varifocal MEMS mirror
Janin Paul, Bauer Ralf, Griffin Paul, Riis Erling, Uttamchandani Deepak
Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics 2018 (2018)
Raman-Ramsey CPT with a grating magneto-optical trap
Elvin Rachel, Hoth Gregory W, Wright Michael W, McGilligan James P, Arnold Aidan S, Griffin Paul F, Riis Erling
2018 European Frequency and Time Forum (EFTF) 2018 European Frequency and Time Forum, pp. 61-64 (2018)

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Professional activities

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
Compact cold atom systems prospects for space applications
Workshop on Miniaturised Atomic Clocks
Stanford-Strathclyde Quantum Technology Workshop

more professional activities


KTP - TMD Technologies
Spesyvtseva, Susan (Principal Investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator)
06-Jan-2018 - 05-Jan-2021
Fast-tracking Health Innovation for NHS Scotland. MRC Confidence in Concept / R180246-104
Griffin, Paul (Principal Investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 28-Jan-2020
STFC Strathclyde 2017 DTP
Riis, Erling (Principal Investigator)
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01-Jan-2017 - 30-Jan-2021
Translational Quantum Technology Phd Studentship - Michael Wright (Doctoral Training Programme) | Wright, Michael
Griffin, Paul (Principal Investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator) Wright, Michael (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 01-Jan-2020
Feasibility of Magneto-cardiography in Livestock (QuBeat) - IUK project with Icerobotics
Riis, Erling (Principal Investigator) Griffin, Paul (Co-investigator) Ingleby, Stuart (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 30-Jan-2018
QT Hub partnership project with KNT
Riis, Erling (Principal Investigator) Arnold, Aidan (Co-investigator) Griffin, Paul (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2019

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