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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 (jointly with Prof. Lee). Our secret weapon in this effort is the molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) crystal growth technique.

Recent Publications

  • S.D. Sifferman, H.P. Nair, R. Salas, N.T. Sheehan, S.J. Maddox, A.M. Crook, and S.R. Bank, "Highly strained mid-infrared type-I diode lasers on GaSb," submitted to the IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., Feb. 2015.
  • R. Salas, S. Guchhait, S.D. Sifferman, K.M. McNicholas, V.D. Dasika, E.M. Krivoy, D. Jung, M.L. Lee, and S.R. Bank, "Growth and properties of rare-earth arsenide InGaAs nanocomposites for terahertz generation," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 106, no. 8, pp. 081103, 2015.
  • V.D. Dasika, E.M. Krivoy, H.P. Nair, S.J. Maddox, K.W. Park, D. Jung, M.L. Lee, E.T. Yu, and S.R. Bank, "Increased InAs Quantum Dot Size and Density using Bismuth as a Surfactant," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 105, no. 25, pp. 253104, Dec. 2014.
  • D.J. Ironside, R. Salas, P. Chen, K.Q. Le, A. Alu, and S.R. Bank, "Employing Metamaterials for Enhanced THz Generation in Photomixers," IEEE Photonics Conf. (IPC), San Diego, CA, Oct. 2014.
  • D.J. Ironside, E.M. Krivoy, V.D. Dasika, and S.R. Bank, "Dislocation-filtering with Rare-earth Monopnictide Nanoparticles Embedded in Metamorphic Buffer Layers," International Molecular Beam Epitaxy Conf. (ICMBE), Flagstaff, AZ, Sept. 2014.

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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)
    312 ENS (teaching office)

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