Hongxing Dai - Huntington Beach CA,
Peng Wang - Shanghai,
Jinpin Ying - East Brunswick NJ,
Lucent Technologies Inc. - Murray Hill NJ
A system includes a pulse reshaper for reshaping and re-amplifying optical signals in a communications network. In one embodiment, a vertical cavity semiconductor optical amplifier (VCSOA) device, comprising dual mode reflectors optically cooperating at each of an input signal wavelength (λ) and an offset wavelength (λ) proximate the input signal wavelength (λ) to provide thereby non-linear amplification of input signal (λ).