A universal scheme for robust self-testing in the prepare-and-measure scenario

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March 11, 2020 10:30 AM

We consider the problem of certification of arbitrary ensembles of pure states and projective measurements solely form the experimental statistics in the prepare-and-measure scenario assuming the upper bound on the dimension of the Hilbert space. To this aim, we propose a universal and intuitive scheme based on establishing perfect correlations between target states and suitably-chosen projective measurements. The method works in all finite dimensions and allows for robust certification of the overlaps between arbitrary preparation states and between the corresponding measurement operators. Finally, we prove that for qubits our technique can be used to robustly self-test arbitrary configurations of pure quantum states and projective measurements. These results pave the way towards practical application of the prepare-and-measure paradigm to certification of quantum devices. The talk will be based on joint work with Nikolai Miklin: arXiv:2003.01032.