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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

  • A.F. Briggs, A. Kamboj, Z. Dong, L.J. Nordin, D. Wasserman, and S.R. Bank, "Pairing Mid-Infrared Emitters with Epitaxial Epsilon-Near-Zero Metamaterial Grown by Molecular Beam Epitaxy," 60th Electronic Materials Conf. (EMC), Santa Barbara, CA, June 2018.
  • A.K. Rockwell, M. Ren, M. Woodson, A.H. Jones, S.D. March, Y. Tan, Y. Yuan, Y. Sun, R. Hool, S.J. Maddox, M.L. Lee, A.W. Ghosh, J.C. Campbell, and S.R. Bank, "Toward Deterministic Construction of Low Noise Avalanche Photodetector Materials," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 113, no. 10, pp. 102106, Sept. 2018.
  • (Invited) S.R. Bank, K.M. McNicholas, R.H. El-Jaroudi, A.K. Rockwell, T. Golding, R. Droopad, J. Shao, W.K. Jamison, G. Wicks, and G. Savich, "Improved MWIR LED arrays on Si Substrates for Scene Projectors," IEEE RAPID, Miramar Beach, FL, Aug. 2018.
  • S.R. Bank, J.C. Campbell, S.J. Maddox, A.K. Rockwell, M.E. Woodson, M. Ren, A. Jones, S. March, J. Zheng, and Y. Yuan, "Digital alloy growth of low-noise avalanche photodiodes," IEEE RAPID, Miramar Beach, FL, Aug. 2018.
  • Y. Liu, J. Lee, S. March, N. Nookala, D. Palaferri, J.F. Klem, S.R. Bank, I. Brener, and M.A. Belkin, "Difference-Frequency Generation in Polaritonic Intersubband Nonlinear Metasurfaces," Advanced Optical Materials, pp. 1800681, Aug. 2018.

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    Seth Bank

    Seth R. Bank
    Temple Foundation Fellow. No. 5
    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