The PHUJIN project (PHotonic network research project toward beyond the 5G era fully Utilizing space and wavelength dimensions by a Joint industry-academia-government INnovation driven team) seeks to scale the optical network capacity while decreasing the routing cost-per-bit and extending the optical reach by introducing spatial division multiplexing (SDM) technology using a spatial bypass through a spatial cross-connect that incorporates a core-based routing capability.
PHUJIN is a national project supported by the National Institute of Information and Communication Technology (NICT) in Japan (Grant no. 00201) that was started in August 2021 and will continue for four years.
Kagawa University, NEC, santec, and Furukawa Electric issued a press release on “Demonstration of Space Division Multiplexing Optical Network Technology Capable of Efficiently Accommodating Asymmetric Data Traffic.
The 1st workshop of the PHUJIN project was held at Kagawa University Hayashi-cho Campus. The latest research results were reported and the SDM optical network testbed (Phase 1), which was constructed by interconnecting prototypes from contracted companies, was shown to the public.