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M.Sc. Daniel Plabst

Technische Universität München

Professur für Leitungsgebundene Übertragungstechnik (Prof. Hanik)


Theresienstr. 90
80333 München


I received my B.Eng. degree from the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) and my M.Sc. degree from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2014 and 2018, respectively.

In my Master's thesis I worked on signal processing for energy-efficient wireless communication systems at the Associate Professorship of Signal Processing (MSV), while partly staying with the Wireless Networking and Communications Group at the University of Texas at Austin (UT), USA.

Since 2019 I am a research assistant at the Institute for Communications Engineering in the group Line Transmission Technology of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Norbert Hanik.

Research Interests

Short-Reach Fiber-Optic Communications

Direct-Detection (DD) receivers are a promising approach for short-reach fiber-optic communication, as they can be built with little hardware complexity, low power consumption and small form factors. However, DD receivers only measure the power of the complex-valued electric field and therefore lose information about the signal phase, which is needed for the compensation of intersymbol interference (ISI). We investigate this problem both in the context of detection strategies and from an information theory perspective.

Theses in Progress


Volterra Equalization for Optical Channels with Direct Detection Receivers


Machine Learning for Fiber-Optical Communications


Decision Feedback Equalization for Short-Reach Fiber-Optic Systems



  • Benedikt Leible, Daniel Plabst, Norbert Hanik: Back-to-Back Performance of the Full Spectrum Nonlinear Fourier Transform and Its Inverse. Entropy 22 (10), 2020, 1131 mehr… Volltext ( DOI ) Volltext (mediaTUM)
  • Benedikt Leible, Daniel Plabst, Norbert Hanik: Stability of the Full Spectrum Nonlinear FourierTransform. International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON) 2020, 2020 mehr… Volltext (mediaTUM)
  • Plabst, D.; Hanik, N.: Phase-Retrieval for Short-Reach IM/DD Links. Workshop der Informationstechnischen Gesellschaft (ITG) in Karlsruhe, 2020 mehr…
  • Plabst, Daniel; García Gómez, Francisco Javier; Wiegart, Thomas; Hanik, Norbert: Wiener Filter for Short-Reach Fiber-Optic Links. IEEE Communications Letters 24 (11), 2020, 2546 - 2550 mehr… Volltext ( DOI )


  • Plabst, D.; Jedda, H.; Mezghani A.: Linear Transmit Signal Processing in 1-Bit Quantized Massive MIMO Systems. 2019 Munich Doctoral Seminar on Communications, 2019 mehr… Volltext (mediaTUM)


  • Munir, J.; Plabst, D.; Nossek, J.A.: Efficient Equalization Method for Cyclic Prefix-Free Coarsely Quantized Massive MIMO Systems. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2018 mehr… Volltext ( DOI )
  • Plabst, D.; Munir J.; Mezghani A.; Nossek, J.A.: Efficient Non-linear Equalization for 1-bit Quantized Cyclic Prefix-Free Massive MIMO Systems. 2018 15th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS), 2018 mehr… Volltext ( DOI )