A fourteen-fold anisotropy in the spin transport efficiency parallel and perpendicular to the charge transport is observed in a vertically biased (Ga, Mn)As-based spin-polarized light emitting diode. The spin polarization is determined by measuring the polarization of electroluminescence from an (In, Ga)As quantum well placed a distance d (20-420 nm) below the p-type ferromagnetic (Ga, Mn)As contact. In addition, a monotonic increase (from 0.5% to 7%) in the polarization is measured as d decreases for collection parallel to the growth direction, while the in-plane polarization from the perpendicular direction (∼0.5%) remains unchanged.
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