Comparison of electrical and optical detection of spin injection in L10-FePt/MgO/GaAs hybrid structures

R. Ohsugi, J. Shiogai, Y. Kunihashi, M. Kohda, H. Sanada, T. Seki, M. Mizuguchi, H. Gotoh, K. Takanashi, J. Nitta

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We have investigated comparative experiments for spin injection into semiconductor in an ordered L10-FePt/MgO/n-GaAs hybrid structure using electrical and optical detection methods. Spatial-resolved Kerr rotation microscope image clearly demonstrates accumulation of perpendicularly oriented spins in an n-GaAs channel at zero magnetic field. On the other hand, electrical three-terminal Hanle measurement shows shorter spin lifetime than that of the optical measurement. It suggests that the spin lifetime obtained from three-terminal Hanle method originates from spins at the MgO/GaAs interface but not in the bulk GaAs channel.

Original languageEnglish
Article number164003
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Apr 29


  • FePt
  • semiconductor
  • spin injection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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