Arighna Deb, Robert Wille, Rolf Drechsler,
"Dedicated Synthesis for MZI-based Optical Circuits based on AND-Inverter Graphs"
: International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD), 2017
Dedicated Synthesis for MZI-based Optical Circuits based on AND-Inverter Graphs
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International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD)
Optical circuits received significant interest as a
promising alternative to existing electronic systems. Because of
this, also the synthesis of optical circuits receives increasing attention.
However, initial solutions for the synthesis of optical circuits
either rely on manual design or rather straight-forward mappings
from established data-structures such as BDDs, SoPs/ESoPs,
etc. to the corresponding optical netlist. These approaches hardly
utilize the full potential of the gate libraries available in this
domain. In this paper, we propose an alternative synthesis
solution based on AND-Inverter Graphs (AIGs) which is capable
of utilizing this potential. That is, a scheme is presented which
dedicatedly maps the given function representation to the desired
circuit in a one-to-one fashion - yielding significantly smaller
circuit sizes. Experimental evaluations confirm that the proposed
solution generates optical circuits with up to 97% less number
of gates as compared to existing synthesis approaches.