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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

  • S.R. Bank, A.F. Briggs, L.J. Nordin, A.J. Muhowski, E. Simmons, P. Dhingra, M.L. Lee, V.A. Podolskiy, and D. Wasserman, "Enhancing mid-IR LED performance with monolithically-integrated epitaxial plasmonics," IEEE Summer Topicals Conference (SUM), Virtual, July 2021.
  • D. Chen, J.A. McArthur, S.D. March, X. Xue, A.H. Jones, A.A. Dadey, S.R. Bank, and J.C. Campbell, "Comparison and analysis of Al0.7InAsSb avalanche photodiodes with different background doping polarities," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 119, no. 3, pp. 032101, July 2021.
  • D. Chen, R. Wang, J.A. McArthur, X. Xue, A.H. Jones, S.R. Bank, and J.C. Campbell, "Demonstration of infrared nBn photodetectors based on the AlInAsSb digital alloy materials system," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 119, no. 3, pp. 031101, July 2021.
  • R.H. El-Jaroudi, A.H. Jones, A.A. Dadey, B. Guo, X. Xue, J.C. Campbell, and S.R. Bank, "Growth of B-III-V alloys for GaAs-based optoelectronic devices," 63rd Electronic Materials Conf. (EMC), Virtual, June 2021.
  • R.H. El-Jaroudi, A.A. Dadey, X. Xue, A.H. Jones, B. Guo, J.C. Campbell, and S.R. Bank, "Reducing III-V avalanche photodiode noise through the introduction of boron," 79th Device Research Conf. (DRC), Virtual, June 2021.

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    Seth Bank

    Seth R. Bank
    Cullen Trust Endowed Prof. No. 6
    Full 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