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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 electronics/optoelectronics, and sources/detectors for quantum information processing. Our secret weapon in this effort is the molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) crystal growth technique.

Recent Publications

  • D. Wei, A.A. Dadey, J.A. McArthur, S.R. Bank, and J.C. Campbell, "Enhancing Extended SWIR AlInAsSb PIN Photodetectors with All-Dielectric Amorphous Germanium Photon-Capturing Gratings," ACS Photonics, Jan. 2024.
  • D.J. Herrera, A.A. Dadey, S.D. March, S.R. Bank, and J.C. Campbell, "AlInAsSb Geiger-mode SWIR and eSWIR SPADs with high avalanche probability," Optics Express, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 2106–2113, Jan. 2024.
  • S.V. Bettadpur, P. Axelrad, M. Holland, D. Anderson, M. Nicotra, M. Stephens, D. Blumenthal, U. Topcu, D. Wasserman, M.M. Watkins, and S. Bank, "The quantum pathways institute (QPI)-developing spaceborne quantum 2.0 sensing for next generation mass change measurement," AGU23, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 2023.
  • R. Ramesh, T. Hsieh, A.M. Skipper, Q. Meng, K.C. Wen, F. Shafiei, M.A. Wistey, M.C. Downer, J.B. Khurgin, and S.R. Bank, "Interband second-order nonlinear optical susceptibility of asymmetric coupled quantum wells," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 123, no. 25, Dec. 2023.
  • T. Dey, A.W. Arbogast, Q. Meng, Md.S. Reza, A.J. Muhowski, J.J.P. Cooper, E. Ozdemir, F.U. Naab, T. Borrely, J. Anderson, R.S. Goldman, D. Wasserman, S.R. Bank, M.W. Holtz, E.L. Piner, and M.A. Wistey, "Influence of H on Sn incorporation in GeSnC alloys grown using molecular beam epitaxy," Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 134, no. 19, Nov. 2023.

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    Seth Bank

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

    CV: SRB_CV.pdf

    2.206P MER (main office)
    3.876 EER (teaching office)

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