Chair of Information and Coding Theory

Dipl.-Ing. Gilbert Forkel

Research Staff

Kaiserstr. 2, R. D-021
Phone: +49 431 880-6134
Telefax: +49 431 880-6128


Conferences and Journals

  1. G. J. M. Forkel and P. A. Hoeher, "Amplitude Modulation by Superposition of Independent Light Sources," in Proc. 6th International Conference on Optical Communication Systems, pp. 29-35, Colmar, France, Jul. 2015. DOI
  2. G. J. M. Forkel and P. A. Hoeher, "Superposition Intensity Modulation Using Variable-Length On/Off Periods,“ in Proc. Advanced Photonics 2016 (SPPCom), Vancouver, Canada, Jul. 2016. DOI
  3. G. J. M. Forkel and P. A. Hoeher, "Cyclically Delayed Superposition Intensity Modulation for Rate Boosting IM/DD Communication,“ accepted for publication in Proc. 11th International ITG Conference on Systems, Communications and Coding (SCC), Hamburg, Feb. 2017. 


Diploma thesis

  • Gilbert Forkel, "Multilevel Polar Codes for Bandwidth-Efficient Digital Transmission," Erlangen, Mai 2012.


Project thesis

  • Gilbert Forkel, "Estimating the Wiggle Amplitude of Coupled Graph Models," Lausanne, Schweiz, Sep. 2009.



Since October 2012 Gilbert Forkel is working as a research and teaching assistant at the Chair of Information and Coding Theory (ICT) towards his PhD degree at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Kiel. His research interests concern mobile underwater communication and visible light communications.

Research Interests

  • High-order modulation shemes
  • Multi-user communications


  • Exercise "Grundlagen der Kanalcodierung"
  • Exercise "Grundlagen der Informationstechnik"

Student Supervision

  • Supervision "Real-Time Lab" (2 Groups) (Topic: cSwarm: Lehr- und Forschungsplatform)
  • Supervision "Advanced Topics Lab" (1 Group) (Topic: cSwarm: Lehr- und Forschungsplatform)