Optical detection of hot-electron spin injection into GaAs from a magnetic tunnel transistor source.

Injection of spin-polarized hot-electron current from a magnetic tunnel transistor into GaAs is demonstrated by the observation of polarized light emission from a GaAs/In(0.2)Ga(0.8)As multiple quantum well light-emitting diode. Electroluminescence from the quantum wells shows a polarization of approximately 10% after subtraction of a linear background… CONTINUE READING