We investigated injection of spin polarized electrons in a (Ga,Mn)As/n +-GaAs Esaki diode (ED) by using a three-terminal device integrating a (Ga,Mn)As ED and a light emitting diode (LED). Electroluminescence polarization (PEL) from the LED was measured under the Faraday configuration as a function of bias voltages applied independently to the Esaki diode and to the LED. The maximum PEL of 32.4% was observed when the valence electrons near the Fermi energy of (Ga,Mn)As are ballistically injected into the LED.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)