Publications

last update 2017-07-09—Georg Böcherer (geborg@gmail.com)

Thesis

Capacity Achieving Probabilistic Shaping for Noisy and Noiseless Channels

PhD thesis, 2012.

Analytic Asymptotics of Discrete Noiseless Channels

Master's thesis, 2007.

Preprints

G. Böcherer, Achievable Rates for Probabilistic Shaping.

G. Böcherer, P. Schulte, F. Steiner, High Throughput Probabilistic Shaping with Product Distribution Matching.

G. Böcherer, Achievable Rates for Shaped Bit-Metric Decoding.

Journal Papers

2017

W. Idler, F. Buchali, L. Schmalen, E. Lach, R.-P. Braun, G. Böcherer, P. Schulte, F. Steiner, Field Trial of a 1 Tbit/s Super-Channel Network Using Probabilistically Shaped Constellations, J. Lightw. Technol., 2017.

2016

G. Böcherer, B. C. Geiger, Optimal Quantization for Distribution Synthesis, IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory, vol. 62, no. 11, pp. 6162-6172.

T. Fehenberger, A. Alvarado, G. Böcherer, N. Hanik, On Probabilistic Shaping of Quadrature Amplitude Modulation for the Nonlinear Fiber Channel, J. Lightw. Technol., 2016.

B. C. Geiger, G. Böcherer, Greedy Algorithms for Optimal Distribution Approximation, Entropy 2016, 18(7), 262.

M. Pikus, G. Kramer, G. Böcherer, Discrete Signaling for Non-Coherent, Single-Antenna, Rayleigh Block-Fading Channels, IEEE Commun. Lett., vol. 20, no. 4, 2016.

F. Buchali, F. Steiner, G. Böcherer, L. Schmalen, P. Schulte, W. Idler, Rate Adaptation and Reach Increase by Probabilistically Shaped 64-QAM: An Experimental Demonstration, J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 34, no. 7, 2016.

P. Schulte, G. Böcherer, Constant Composition Distribution Matching, IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory, vol. 62, no. 1, 2016.

F. Steiner, G. Böcherer, G. Liva, Protograph-Based LDPC Code Design for Shaped Bit-Metric Decoding, IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun., vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 397-407, 2016.

2015

G. Böcherer, F. Steiner, P. Schulte, Bandwidth Efficient and Rate-Matched Low-Density Parity-Check Coded Modulation, IEEE Trans. Commun., vol. 63, no. 12, pp. 4651-4665, 2015.

2014

G. Böcherer, Labeling Non-Square QAM Constellations for One-Dimensional Bit-Metric Decoding, IEEE Commun. Lett., vol. 18, no. 9, pp. 1515-1518, 2014.

Conference Papers

2017

G. Böcherer, Tobias Prinz, Peihong Yuan, Fabian Steiner, Efficient Polar Code Construction for Higher-Order Modulation, to be presented at WCNC 2017.

F. Steiner, G. Böcherer, Comparison of Geometric and Probabilistic Shaping with Application to ATSC 3.0, to be presented at SCC 2017.

2016

G. Böcherer, F. Steiner, P. Schulte Opportunities of Probabilistic Shaping for Fiber-Optic Communications, invited, presented at LAOP 2016.

W. Idler, F. Buchali, L. Schmalen, E. Lach, R.-P. Braun, G. Böcherer, P. Schulte, F. Steiner: Field demonstration of 1 Tbit/s super-channel network using probabilistically shaped constellations, presented at ECOC 2016.

F. Buchali, W. Idler, L. Schmalen, G. Böcherer, P. Schulte, F. Steiner: Probabilistically shaped QAM for independent reach, spectral efficiency and bit-rate adaptation, presented at ECOC 2016.

F. Buchali, W. Idler, K. Schuh, L. Schmalen, G. Böcherer, P. Schulte, F. Steiner, T. A. Eriksson: Study of electrical subband multiplexing at 54 GHz modulation bandwidth for 16QAM and probabilistically shaped 64QAM, presented at ECOC 2016.

2015

F. Buchali, G. Böcherer, W. Idler, L. Schmalen, P. Schulte, F. Steiner Experimental Demonstration of Capacity Increase and Rate-Adaptation by Probabilistically Shaped 64-QAM, postdeadline paper PDP.3.4 at ECOC 2015.

A. Thangaraj, G. Kramer, G. Böcherer Capacity Bounds for Amplitude-Constrained Additive White Gaussian Noise Channels, presented at ISIT 2015.

F. Steiner, G. Böcherer, G. Liva Protograph-Based LDPC Code Design for Bit-Metric Decoding, presented at ISIT 2015.

T. Fehenberger, G. Böcherer, A. Alvarado, N. Hanik, LDPC Coded Modulation with Probabilistic Shaping for Optical Fiber Systems, presented at OFC 2015.

S. Baur and G. Böcherer, Arithmetic Distribution Matching, presented at SCC 2015.

2014

G. Böcherer, Labeling Non-Square QAM Constellations for One-Dimensional Bit-Metric Decoding, IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 18, no. 9, pp. 1515-1518, 2014.

G. Böcherer, Probabilistic Signal Shaping for Bit-Metric Decoding, presented at ISIT 2014.

G. Böcherer and R. A. Amjad Informational Divergence and Entropy Rate on Rooted Trees with Probabilities, presented at ISIT 2014.

2013

G. Böcherer and R. A. Amjad, Fixed-to-Variable Length Resolution Coding for Target Distributions, presented at ITW 2013.

R. A. Amjad and G. Böcherer, Fixed-to-Variable Length Distribution Matching, presented at ISIT 2013.

G. Böcherer, Optimal Non-Uniform Mapping for Probabilistic Shaping, presented at SCC 2013.

2012

F. Altenbach, S. Corroy, G. Böcherer, and R. Mathar, Strategies for Distributed Sensor Selection Using Convex Optimization, presented at GLOBECOM 2012.

G. Böcherer, F. Altenbach, A. Alvarado, S. Corroy, and R. Mathar, An Efficient Algorithm to Calculate BICM Capacity, presented at ISIT 2012.

G. Böcherer, Capacity Achieving Probabilistic Shaping for Noisy and Noiseless Channels, PhD thesis, RWTH Aachen University, 2012.

2011

F. Altenbach, G. Böcherer, and R. Mathar, Short Huffman Codes Producing 1s Half of the Time, presented at ICSPCS 2011, Honolulu —  pdf.

G. Böcherer, F. Altenbach, M. Malsbender, and R. Mathar, Writing on the Facade of RWTH ICT Cubes: Cost Constrained Geometric Huffman Coding, best paper award at ISWCS 2011, Aachen —  pdf

G. Böcherer and R. Mathar, Operating LDPC Codes with Zero Shaping Gap, to be presented at ITW 2011, Paraty —  pdf

G. Böcherer, F. Altenbach, and R. Mathar, Capacity Achieving Modulation for Fixed Constellations with Average Power Constraint, presented at ICC 2011, Kyoto.  —  pdf

G. Böcherer and R. Mathar, Matching Dyadic Distributions to Channels, presented at DCC 2011, Snowbird.  — pdf

2010

G. Böcherer, V.C. da Rocha Jr., C. Pimentel, and R. Mathar, Deriving the Probabilistic Capacity of General Run-Length Sets Using Generating Functions, technical report.

G. Böcherer, V.C. da Rocha Jr., C. Pimentel, and R. Mathar, On the Capacity of Constrained Systems, conference paper, SCC 2010, Siegen.  — pdf

G. Böcherer and R. Mathar, Throughput, Bit-Cost, Network State Information: Tradeoffs in Cooperative CSMA Protocols, conference paper, ISWCS 2010, York.  — pdf

G. Böcherer and R. Mathar, On the Throughput/Bit-Cost Tradeoff in CSMA Based Cooperative Networks, conference paper, SCC 2010, Siegen.  — pdf

2009

G. Böcherer and A. de Baynast, A Distributed MAC Protocol for Cooperation in Random Access Networks, technical report.

R. Mathar and G. Böcherer. “On Spatial Patterns of Transmitter-Receiver Pairs that Allow for Interference Alignment by Delay.” conference paper, ICSPCS 2009.

C. Liu, G. Böcherer, and R. Mathar. “Accelerating Resource Allocation for OFDMA Downlink with CNR Variation Over Users.” conference paper, Spring VTC 2009.

2008

G. Böcherer, V.C. da Rocha Jr., C. Pimentel, and R. Mathar, Maximum Entropy Rate of Markov Sources for Systems With Non-regular Constraints, conference paper, ISITA ’08.  — pdf

G. Böcherer, A. de Baynast, and R. Mathar, Cooperative Protocols for Random Access Networks, conference paper, Allerton ’08.  — pdf

G. Böcherer, D. Bielefeld, and R. Mathar, Theoretical Analysis of the Energy Capture in Strictly Bandlimited Ultra-Wideband Channels, conference paper, ISWCS ’08.  — pdf

2007

G. Böcherer, V.C. da Rocha Jr., and C. Pimentel, Capacity of General Discrete Noiseless Channels, conference paper, ISCTA ’07.  — pdf

G. Böcherer, Analytic asymptotics of discrete noiseless channels, master’s thesis, Signal and Information Processing Laboratory, ETH Zurich, and Grupo de Telecomunicações UFPE Recife, 2007.

2006

G. Böcherer, UWB Channel Modeling, semester thesis, Communication Theory Group, ETH Zurich, 2006.

2005

G. Böcherer, Adaption of A Priori Models in Emg Signal Decomposition, semester thesis, Signal and Information Processing Laboratory, ETH Zurich, 2005.

G. Böcherer, S. Senn, P. Stadelmann, and D. Stutzer, Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten an der ETH Zürich und Randomized Response Technique (RRT) bei Online-Umfragen, Gruppenarbeit, Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences, ETH Zurich, 2005.