Self-Inverse Functions and Palindromic Circuits

Mathias Soeken; Michael Kirkedal Thomsen; Gerhard W. Dueck; D. Michael Miller

In: Reed-Muller Workshop. Reed-Muller Workshop, May 21, Waterloo, Canada, 2015.


We investigate the subclass of reversible functions that are self-inverse and relate them to reversible circuits that are equal to their reverse circuit, which are called palindromic circuits. We precisely determine which self-inverse functions can be realized as a palindromic circuit. For those functions that cannot be realized as a palindromic circuit, we find alternative palindromic representations that require an extra circuit line or quantum gates in their construction. Our analyses make use of involutions in the symmetric group S2n which are isomorphic to self-inverse reversible function on n variables.

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence