The purpose of this thread is to educate and let others know of our own success. It is my hope for this to one day become a sticky and people looking to make thier own DVD burner lasers can come to this list of DVD burners and choose from the list which burner to get to make thier own Laser.
Essentially what you do is if you have torn into a DVD burner for the specific purpose of harvesting a DVD Laser diode, post what your findings were. 1. What was the brand? 2. What was the model #? 3. Was the diode open or closed? 4. What kind of power did you get out of it?
I will start things off with my own experience in this and my own findings thus far.
3. Diode was closed
4. Output power in the range of 100mw.