# Self-testing Dicke states

@article{Fadel2017SelftestingDS, title={Self-testing Dicke states}, author={Matteo Fadel}, journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics}, year={2017} }

We show that, upon the observation of a specific measurement statistic, Dicke states can be self-tested. Our work is based on a generalization of the protocol considered by Wu et al. [PRA 90 042339 (2014)], and constitutes a device-independent method for the characterization of a physical device. For realistic situations where experimental imperfections lead to a deviation from the ideal statistics, we give an estimate for the fidelity of the physical state compared to the ideal Dicke state.

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