Lowering the T-depth of Quantum Circuits By Reducing the Multiplicative Depth Of Logic Networks

06/06/2020 ∙ by Thomas Häner, et al. ∙ 0

The multiplicative depth of a logic network over the gate basis {, ⊕, } is the largest number of gates on any path from a primary input to a primary output in the network. We describe a dynamic programming based logic synthesis algorithm to reduce the multiplicative depth in logic networks. It makes use of cut enumeration, tree balancing, and exclusive sum-of-products (ESOP) representations. Our algorithm has applications to cryptography and quantum computing, as a reduction in the multiplicative depth directly translates to a lower T-depth of the corresponding quantum circuit. Our experimental results show improvements in T-depth over state-of-the-art methods and over several hand-optimized quantum circuits for instances of AES, SHA, and floating-point arithmetic.

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