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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

  • K. Li, E. Simmons, A.F. Briggs, S.R. Bank, D. Wasserman, V.A. Podolskiy, and E.E. Narimanov, "Ballistic Metamaterials," Optica, vol. 7, no. 12, pp. 1773–1780, Dec. 2020.
  • A.F. Briggs, L. Nordin, A.J. Muhowski, E. Simmons, P. Dhingra, M.L. Lee, V.A. Podolskiy, D. Wasserman, and S.R. Bank, "Enhanced room temperature infrared LEDs using monolithically integrated plasmonic materials," Optica, vol. 07, no. 10, pp. 1355–1358, Oct. 2020.
  • W. Zhong, Y. Zhao, B. Zhu, J. Sha, E.S. Walker, S.R. Bank, Y. Chen, D. Akinwande, and L. Tao, "Anisotropic thermoelectric effect and field-effect devices in epitaxial bismuthene on Si (111)," Nanotechnology, vol. 31, no. 47, Sept. 2020.
  • (Invited) S.R. Bank, X. Xue, S.D. March, Y. Yuan, A.H. Jones, A.K. Rockwell, and J.C. Campbell, "Towards Single Photon Counting at Room Temperature with Digital Alloy Avalanche Photodiodes," IEEE Research and Applications of Photonics in Defense (RAPID), Miramar Beach, FL, Aug. 2020.
  • E. Simmons, L. Nordin, K. Li, A.F. Briggs, S.R. Bank, D. Wasserman, and V.A. Podolskiy, "Enhanced emission from ultra-thin long wavelength infrared superlattices on epitaxial plasmonic metamaterials," International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) Nanoscience and Engineering, Aug. 2020.

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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