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Journal articles


  • C.Chen, G. Bornet, M. Bintz, G. Emperauger, L. Leclerc, V. S. Liu, P. Scholl, D. Barredo, J. Hauschild, S. Chatterjee, M. Schuler, A. M. Läuchli, M.P. Zaletel, T. Lahaye, N.Y. Yao, and  A. Browaeys,
    Continuous Symmetry Breaking in a Two-dimensional Rydberg Array,
    Nature (2023).                                   [arXiv]


  • K.-N. Schymik, B. Ximenez, E. Bloch, D. Dreon, A. Signoles, F. Nogrette, D. Barredo, A. Browaeys, and T. Lahaye,
    In situ equalization of single-atom loading in large-scale optical tweezer arrays,
    Phys. Rev. A 106, 022611 (2022)                [pdf]                   [arXiv]
  • A. Glicenstein, G. Ferioli, A. Browaeys, and I. Ferrier-Barbut
    From superradiance to subradiance: exploring the many-body Dicke ladder,
    Optics Letters 47, 1542 (2022)     [arXiv]
  • P. Scholl, H. J. Williams, G. Bornet, F. Wallner, D. Barredo, T. Lahaye, A. Browaeys, L. Henriet, A. Signoles, C. Hainaut, T. Franz, S. Geier, A. Tebben, A. Salzinger, G. Zürn, M. Weidemüller,
    Microwave-engineering of programmable XXZ Hamiltonians in arrays of Rydberg atoms,
    Phys. Rev. X Quantum 3, 020303 (2022)              [pdf]                [arXiv]


  • G. Ferioli, A. Glicenstein, F. Robicheaux, R.T. Sutherland, A. Browaeys and I. Ferrier-Barbut,
    Laser-driven superradiant ensembles of two-level atoms near Dicke’s regime,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 127, 243602 (2021)     [arXiv]
  • K.-N. Schymik, S. Pancaldi, F. Nogrette, D. Barredo, J. Paris, A. Browaeys, and T. Lahaye,
    Single Atoms with 6000-Second Trapping Lifetimes in Optical-Tweezer Arrays at Cryogenic Temperatures,
     Phys. Rev. Applied 16, 034013 (2021)             [pdf]              [arXiv]
  • Antoine Glicenstein, Giovanni Ferioli, Ludovic Brossard, Yvan R. P. Sortais, Daniel Barredo, Florence Nogrette, Igor Ferrier-Barbut, Antoine Browaeys,
    Fast and efficient preparation of 1D chains and dense cold atomic clouds
    Phys. Rev. A 103 , 043301 (2021)   [arXiv]
  • Pascal Scholl, Michael Schuler, Hannah J. Williams, Alexander A. Eberharter, Daniel Barredo, Kai-Niklas Schymik, Vincent Lienhard, Louis-Paul Henry, Thomas C. Lang, Thierry Lahaye, Andreas M. Läuchli, Antoine Browaeys
    Quantum simulation of 2D antiferromagnets with hundreds of Rydberg atoms 
    Nature 595, 233 (2021)       [arXiv]
  • Giovanni Ferioli, Antoine Glicenstein, Loic Henriet, Igor Ferrier-Barbut, Antoine Browaeys
    Storage and release of subradiant excitations in a dense atomic cloud
    Phys. Rev. X 11, 021031 (2021)    [arXiv]
  • Francesco Andreoli , Michael J. Gullans , Alexander A. High, Antoine Browaeys, and Darrick E. Chang
    Maximum Refractive Index of an Atomic Medium
    Phys. Rev. X 11, 011026 (2021)


  • Stuart J. Masson, Igor Ferrier-Barbut , Luis A. Orozco, Antoine Browaeys, and Ana Asenjo-Garcia
    Many-Body Signatures of Collective Decay in Atomic Chains
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 263601 (2020)          [arXiv]  
  • Kai-Niklas Schymik, Vincent Lienhard, Daniel Barredo, Pascal Scholl, Hannah Williams, Antoine Browaeys, and Thierry Lahaye
    Enhanced atom-by-atom assembly of arbitrary tweezer arrays

    Phys. Rev. A 102, 063107 (2020)                 [pdf]               [arXiv]
  • Loïc Henriet, Lucas Beguin, Adrien Signoles, Thierry Lahaye, Antoine Browaeys, Georges-Olivier Reymond, and Christophe Jurczak
    Quantum Computing with neutral atoms
    Quantum 4, 327 (2020)    [arXiv]
  • A. Glicenstein, G. Ferioli, N. Sibalic, L. Brossard, I. Ferrier-Barbut, A. Browaeys
    Collective shift in resonant light scattering by a one-dimensional atomic chain
    Phys. Rev. Lett 124, 253602 (2020)       [arXiv]
  • V. Lienhard, P. Scholl, S. Weber, D. Barredo, S. de Léséleuc, R. Bai, N. Lang, M.  Fleischhauer, H.P. Büchler, T. Lahaye and A. Browaeys
    Realization of a density-dependent Peierls phase in a synthetic, spin-orbit coupled Rydberg system
    Phys. Rev. X 10, 021031 (2020)        [pdf]        [arXiv]
  • Antoine Browaeys and Thierry Lahaye,
    Many-body physics with individually controlled Rydberg atoms
    Nature Physics 16, 132 (2020)               [arXiv]
  • Barredo, V. Lienhard, P. Scholl, S. de Léséleuc, T. Boulier, A. Browaeys, T. Lahaye,
    Three-dimensional trapping of individual Rydberg atoms in ponderomotive bottle beam traps
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 023201 (2020)       [pdf]      [arXiv]


  • N. Schilder, C. Sauvan, Y.R.P. Sortais, A. Browaeys, J.-J. Greffet
    Near-resonant light scattering by a sub-wavelength ensemble of identical atoms [arXiv:1907.02993]
  • T. Peyrot, N. Sibalic, Y.R.P. Sortais, A. Browaeys, A. Sargsyan, D. Sarkisyan, I.G. Hughes, C.S. Adams
    Measurement of the atom-surface van der Waals interaction by transmission spectroscopy in a wedged nano-cell 
    Phys. Rev. A 100, 022503 (2019)             [arXiv]
  • S. de Léséleuc, V. Lienhard, P. Scholl, D. Barredo, S. Weber, N. Lang, H.P. Büchler, T. Lahaye, and A. Browaeys
    Observation of a symmetry protected topological phase of interacting bosons with Rydberg atoms.
    Science 365, 775 (2019)           [arXiv]
  • T. Peyrot, Ch. Beurthe, S. Coumar, M. Roulliay, K. Perronet, P. Bonnay, C. S. Adams, A. Browaeys, Y. R. P. Sortais
    Fabrication and characterization of super-polished wedged borosilicate nano-cells.
    Optics Letters 44, 1940 (2019)               [arxiv]
  • T. Peyrot, Y. R. P. Sortais, J. -J. Greffet, A. Browaeys, A. Sargsyan, J. Keaveney, I. G. Hughes, C. S. Adams,
    Optical transmission of an atomic vapor in the mesoscopic regime,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 113401 (2019)      [arXiv]


  • D. Barredo, V. Lienhard, S. de Léséleuc, T. Lahaye and A. Browaeys,
    Synthetic three-dimensional atomic structures assembled atom by atom.
    Nature 561, 79 (2018)       [arXiv]
  • S. Weber, S. de Léséleuc, V. Lienhard, D. Barredo, T. Lahaye, A. Browaeys , H. P. Büchler,
    Topologically protected edge states in small Rydberg systems.
    Quantum Sci. Technol. 3, 044001 (2018)            [pdf]            [arXiv]
  • S. Jennewein, L. Brossard, Y.R.P Sortais, A. Browaeys, P. Cheinet, J. Robert, P. Pillet,
    Coherent scattering of near-resonant light by a dense, microscopic cloud of cold two-level atoms: experiment versus theory.
    Phys. Rev. A 97, 053816 (2018)                  [arXiv]
  • T. Peyrot, Y.R.P. Sortais, A. Browaeys, A. Sargsyan, D. Sarkisyan, J. Keaveney, I.G. Hughes, C.S. Adams,
    The Collective Lamb Shift of a Nanoscale Atomic Vapour Layer within a Sapphire Cavity.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 243401 (2018)          [arXiv]
  • V. Lienhard, S. de Léséleuc, D. Barredo, T. Lahaye, A. Browaeys, M. Schuler, L.-P. Henry, A.M. Läuchli,
    Observing the space- and time-dependent growth of correlations in dynamically tuned synthetic Ising antiferromagnets.
    Phys. Rev. X 8, 021070 (2018).              [pdf]            [arXiv]
  • S. de Léséleuc, D. Barredo, V. Lienhard, A. Browaeys and T. Lahaye,
    Analysis of imperfections in the coherent optical excitation of single atoms to Rydberg states.
    Phys. Rev. A 97, 053803 (2018).               [pdf]             [arXiv]
  • S. de Léséleuc, S. Weber, V. Lienhard, D. Barredo, H.-P. Büchler, T. Lahaye, and A. Browaeys,
    Accurate Mapping of Multilevel Rydberg Atoms on Interacting Spin-1/2 Particles for the Quantum Simulation of Ising Models.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 113602 (2018).           [pdf]           [arXiv]


  • N.J. Schilder, C. Sauvan, Y.R.P. Sortais, A. Browaeys, and J.-J. Greffet,
    Homogenization of an ensemble of interacting resonant scatterers,
    Phys. Rev. A 96, 013825 (2017).             [pdf]              [arXiv]
  • S. de Léséleuc, D. Barredo, V. Lienhard, A. Browaeys and T. Lahaye,
    Local optical control of the resonant dipole-dipole interaction between Rydberg atoms,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 053202 (2017).            [pdf]              [arXiv]
  • M. Marcuzzi, J. Minár, D. Barredo, S. de Léséleuc, H. Labuhn, T. Lahaye, A. Browaeys, E. Levi, and I. Lesanovsky,
    Facilitation Dynamics and Localization Phenomena in Rydberg Lattice Gases with Position Disorder
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 063606 (2017).         [pdf]               [arXiv]


  • D. Barredo, S. de Léséleuc, V. Lienhard, T. Lahaye, and A. Browaeys,
    An atom-by-atom assembler of defect-free arbitrary 2d atomic arrays,
    Science 354, 1021 (2016).
  • S. Jennewein, Y.R.P. Sortais, J.-J. Greffet, and A. Browaeys
    Propagation of light through small clouds of cold interacting atoms
    Phys. Rev. A 94, 053828 (2016).
  • S. D. Jenkins, J. Ruostekoski, J. Javanainen, S. Jennewein, R. Bourgain, J. Pellegrino, Y. R. P. Sortais and A. Browaeys
    Collective resonance fluorescence in small and dense atom clouds: Comparison between theory and experiment
    Phys. Rev. A 94, 023842 (2016).
  •  A. Browaeys, D. Barredo, and T. Lahaye
    Experimental investigations of the dipolar interactions between a few individual Rydberg atoms,
    J. Phys. B 49, 152001 (2016).
  • H. Labuhn, D. Barredo, S. Ravets, S. de Léséleuc, T. Macrì, T. Lahaye and A. Browaeys
    Tunable two-dimensional arrays of single Rydberg atoms for realizing quantum Ising models,
    Nature 534, 667 (2016).
  • N.J. Schilder, C. Sauvan, J.-P. Hugonin, S. Jennewein, Y.R.P. Sortais, A. Browaeys, and J.-J. Greffet
    Polaritonic modes on light scattering from a dense cloud of atoms
    Phys. Rev. A 93, 063835 (2016).
  • S. Jennewein, M. Besbes, N.J. Schilder, S.D. Jenkins, C. Sauvan, J. Ruostekoski, J.-J. Greffet, Y.R.P. Sortais, and A. Browaeys
    Coherent Scattering of Near-Resonant Light by a Dense Microscopic Cold Atomic Cloud
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 233601 (2016).
  • S. D. Jenkins, J. Ruostekoski, J. Javanainen, R. Bourgain, S. Jennewein, Y. R. P. Sortais, and A. Browaeys
    Optical resonance shifts in the fluorescence of thermal and cold atomic gases
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 183601 (2016).


  • S. Ravets, H. Labuhn, D. Barredo, T. Lahaye, and A. Browaeys,
    Measurement of the angular dependence of the dipole-dipole interaction between two individual Rydberg atoms at a Förster resonance
    Phys. Rev. A 92 020701(R) (2015). Editor’s suggestion.
  • D. Barredo, H. Labuhn, S. Ravets, T. Lahaye, A. Browaeys, and C. S. Adams,
    Coherent Excitation Transfer in a “Spin Chain” of Three Rydberg Atoms
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 113002 (2015).


  • S. Ravets, H. Labuhn, D. Barredo, L. Béguin, T. Lahaye, and A. Browaeys,
    Coherent dipole–dipole coupling between two single Rydberg atoms at an electrically-tuned Förster resonance
    Nature Phys. 10, 914 (2014).
  • H. Labuhn, S. Ravets, D. Barredo, L. Béguin, F. Nogrette, T. Lahaye, and A. Browaeys,
    Single-atom addressing in microtraps for quantum-state engineering using Rydberg atoms
    Phys. Rev. A 90, 023415 (2014).
  • F. Nogrette, H. Labuhn, S. Ravets, D. Barredo, L. Béguin, A. Vernier, T. Lahaye, and A. Browaeys,
    Single-Atom Trapping in Holographic 2D Arrays of Microtraps with Arbitrary Geometries
    Phys. Rev. X 4, 021034 (2014).
  • D. Barredo, S. Ravets, H. Labuhn, L. Béguin, A. Vernier, F. Nogrette, T. Lahaye, and A. Browaeys,
    Demonstration of a Strong Rydberg Blockade in Three-Atom Systems with Anisotropic Interactions
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 183002 (2014) .
  • J. Pellegrino, R. Bourgain, S. Jennewein, Y.R.P. Sortais, S.D. Jenkins, J. Ruostekoski, and A. Browaeys,
    Observation of suppression of light scattering induced by dipole-dipole interactions in a cold atomic ensemble
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 113 133602 (2014).
  • M. Murphy, S. Montangero, T. Calarco, P. Grangier, and A. Browaeys,
    Towards an experimentally feasible controlled-phase gate on two blockaded Rydberg atoms
    Phys. Rev. A 89, 032334 (2014).


  • L. Béguin, A. Vernier, R. Chicireanu, T. Lahaye and A. Browaeys,
    Direct measurement of the van der Waals interaction between two Rydberg atoms
    Phys. Rev. Lett 110, 263201 (2013). Editor’s suggestion and Physics Viewpoint.
  • R. Bourgain, J. Pellegrino, Y.R.P. Sortais, A. Browaeys,
    Direct measurement of the Wigner time-delay for the scattering of light by a single atom
    Optics Letters 38, 1963 (2013).
  • R. Bourgain, J. Pellegrino, A. Fuhrmanek, Y.R.P. Sortais and A. Browaeys,
    Evaporative cooling of a small number of atoms in a single-beam microscopic dipole trap
    Phys. Rev. A 88, 023428 (2013).


  • A. Fuhrmanek, R. Bourgain, Y.R.P. Sortais, A. Browaeys,
    Large light-assisted collision rates between cold atoms in an optical tweezer
    Phys. Rev. A 85, 062708 (2012).
  • Y.R.P. Sortais, A. Fuhrmanek, R. Bourgain, A. Browaeys,
    Sub-poissonian atom number fluctuations using light-assisted collisions
    Phys. Rev. A 85, 035403 (2012).



  • T. Wilk, A. Gaëtan, C. Evellin, J. Wolters, Y. Miroshnychenko, P. Grangier and A. Browaeys,
    Entanglement of two individual neutral atoms using Rydberg blockade
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 010502 (2010).
  • A. Gaëtan, C. Evellin, J. Wolters, P. Grangier, T. Wilk and A. Browaeys,
    Analysis of the entanglement between two individual atoms using global Raman rotations
    New J. Phys. 12, 065040 (2010).
  • Y. Miroshnychenko, A. Gaëtan, C. Evellin, P. Grangier, D. Comparat, P. Pillet, T. Wilk, and A. Browaeys,
    Coherent excitation of a single atom to a Rydberg state
    Phys. Rev. A 82, 013405 (2010).
  • A. Fuhrmanek, A.M. Lance, C. Tuchendler, P. Grangier, Y.R.P. Sortais, and A. Browaeys,
    Imaging of a single atom in a time of flight experiment
    New Journal of Physics 12, 053028 (2010).
  • A. Fuhrmanek, Y.R.P. Sortais, P. Grangier, A. Browaeys,
    Measurement of the atom number distribution in an optical tweezer using single photon counting
    Phys. Rev. A 82, 023623 (2010).


  • A. Browaeys, A. Gaëtan, T. Wilk, C. Evellin, J. Wolters, Y. Miroshnychenko, P. Grangier, P. Pillet, D. Comparat, A. Chotia, M. Viteau,
    Entanglement of two individual atoms using the Rydberg blockade
    Proceeding of the 19th International Conference on Laser Spectroscopy (ICOLS 09).
  • A. Gaëtan, Y. Miroshnychenko, T. Wilk, A. Chotia, M. Viteau, D. Comparat, P. Pillet, A. Browaeys, and P. Grangier
    Observation of collective excitation of two individual atoms in the Rydberg blockade regime
    Nature Phys. 5, 115 (2009).

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