Ken-ichi Kitayama

Ken-ichi Kitayama (LF’16) is a professor emeritus of Osaka University, a project professor at Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries (GPI), Hamamatsu, Japan, and the R&D advisor of the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Tokyo, Japan since 2016. He also serves as the research supervisor of 40million USD CREST program, entitled “Next-Gen Optics and Photonics” funded by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).

In 1976, he joined the NTT Electrical Communication Laboratory. In 1982-1983, he spent a year as a visiting research fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1995, he joined the Communications Research Laboratory (currently NICT), Tokyo. He became a full professor of Osaka University in 1999.

He has authored and co-authored more than 300 journal papers and published a book, “Optical Code Division Multiple Access -A Practical Perspective-,” Cambridge University Press (ISBN:97811070261620). He holds more than 30 patents. He received the Ph.D degree from Osaka University in 1981. URL of his personal HP is

For JLT he is handling submissions on the following topics:

  • Optical technology for datacenter network
  • 5G and beyond optical metro/access networks
  • Radio-over-fiber system and its applications
  • Optical/photonic data processing
  • Optical code division multiple access (OCDMA)