Need info on laser diode scavenged from a CD ROM drive
I took apart a working CD ROM drive. I want to use the laser diode for an experiment. I have a CMOS sensor that is sensitive to the red and infra-red spectrum and I would like to use this laser diode with this sensor.
Can anyone give me any advice on the specs of these types of laser diodes found in CD ROM drives? This one has no marking I can see on it, so I don't know how to tell what the forward voltage is supposed to be, polarity, etc.