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MER The Laboratory for Advanced Semiconductor Epitaxy is located in the Microelectronics Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. We are developing advanced materials and devices for electronics and optoelectronics. We are particularly interested in GaSb-based mid-infrared quantum well lasers, THz sources based on epitaxial metal/semiconductor nanocomposites, new plasmonic materials, low-noise III-V avalanche photodiodes, silicon-based lasers for optical interconnects, and silicon-based III-V TFETs. Our secret weapon in this effort is the molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) crystal growth technique.

Recent Publications

  • (Invited) S.R. Bank, "New approaches to the seamless integration of plasmonics, metasurfaces, and dielectric scatters into photonic devices," Materials Research Symposium (MRS) Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, Nov. 2017.
  • E.S. Walker, S.R. Na, Y. Sun, C.J. Brennan, F. He, R.H. Roberts, N. Yoon, S. Muschinske, S.D. March, A.F. Briggs, D. Wasserman, D. Akinwande, Y. Wang, E.T. Yu, M.L. Lee, K.M. Liechti, and S.R. Bank, "Epitaxial Growth and Transfer of Bismuth and Bismuth Antimonide Thin Films," SRC TECHCON, Austin, TX, Sept. 2017.
  • R. Salas, S. Guchhait, S.D. Sifferman, K.M. McNicholas, V.D. Dasika, D. Jung, E.M. Krivoy, M.L. Lee, and S.R. Bank, "Growth rate and surfactant-assisted enhancements of rare-earth arsenide InGaAs nanocomposites for terahertz generation," APL Materials, vol. 5, no. 9, pp. 096106, Sept. 2017.
  • (Invited) S.R. Bank, J.C. Campbell, S.J. Maddox, M. Ren, A. Rockwell, M.E. Woodson, and S.D. March, "Avalanche Photodiodes Based on the AlInAsSb Materials System," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 24, Aug. 2017.
  • (Invited) S.R. Bank, "New materials approaches to single photon counting with semiconductors," to be presented at the NIST Single Photon Counting Workshop, Boulder, CO, July 2017.

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    Seth Bank

    Seth R. Bank
    Temple Foundation Fellow. No. 5
    Associate Professor

    CV: SRB_CV.pdf

    2.606C MER (main office)
    3.876 EER (teaching office)

    Mailing address:
    10100 Burnet Road, Bldg. #160
    MER 2.606C, R9900
    Austin, TX 78758