Need Data Sheet for old diode laser. RCA SG2001

I have been digging though my assortment of electronic components, stuff that has gathered dust for years. 

One item I came across still new in the original package is a laser diode.  RCA # SG 2001.  I have tried searching internet with out much luck other than a PDF about how to drive the diode.  ( short pulses high current ) I see the same part number referenced for other products.  I did find it listed but there is no data showing that I can find. is over 30 years old !  No reason not to know what it is or what it could be used for, perhaps for the pocket engraver?

Would much appreciate any information anyone may have about this chip.  I believe it is fairly high power IR diode.   It is stud mount with a single lead exiting the center of the stud bolt.  A bit less than 1/4" dia case.

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I have the information, but I cannot upload the file here.

stuffdone (author)  shum.siewhung2 years ago

Can you email to me at

Thanks guy.

I'm sure a picture of the component in question would help a lot. Especially if you have the original packaging.

Anything i can find on SG2001 suggest you have a High Voltage Medium Current Driver Array. I don't see anything on how to drive the diode. Though there may be hints in that document that can help you narrow the search by giving you some better search terms.
stuffdone (author)  mpilchfamily4 years ago
I have tried all kinds of search variations and what I provided seems to be the best I can come up with. This I had before the internet was even used by the public so it is OLD!

I may try to contact RCA to see if they can help. I do remember it's peak output was on the order of 25 watts and that it did require that this be pulsed on a pretty short duty cycle.

stuffdone (author) 4 years ago
Here is what I have.