Self-testing a quantum apparatus means verifying the existence of a certain quantum state as well as the effect of the associated measuring devices based only on the statistics of the measurement outcomes. Robust (i.e., error-tolerant) self-testing quantum apparatuses are critical building blocks for quantum cryptographic protocols that rely on imperfect or untrusted devices. We devise a general scheme for proving optimal robust self-testing properties for tests based on nonlocal binary XOR games. We offer some simplified proofs of known results on self-testing, and also prove some new results.

10anonlocal games10aquantum cryptography10aRandom number generation10aSelf-testing1 aMiller, Carl1 aShi, Yaoyun uhttps://quics.umd.edu/publications/optimal-robust-self-testing-binary-nonlocal-xor-games