Ciorga, Mariusz and Wolf, Christian and Einwanger, Andreas and Utz, Martin and Schuh, Dieter and Weiss, Dieter
Local spin valve effect in lateral (Ga,Mn)As/GaAs spin Esaki diode devices.
AIP Advances 1 (2), p. 22113.
Other URL: http://link.aip.org/link/doi/10.1063/1.3591397
We report here on a local spin valve effect observed unambiguously in lateral all-semiconductor all-electrical spin injection devices, employing p+ −(Ga,Mn)As/n+ −GaAs Esaki diode structures as spin aligning contacts. We discuss the observed local spin-valve signal as a result of the interplay between spin-transport-related contribution and the tunneling anisotropic magnetoresistance of the magnetic contacts. The magnitude of the spin-related magnetoresistance change is equal to 30 Ω which is twice the magnitude of the measured non-local signal.