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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

  • D. Jung, J. Faucher, S. Mukherjee, A. Akey, D.J. Ironside, M. Cabral, J. Lebeau, S.R. Bank, T. Buonassisi, O. Moutanabbir, and M.L. Lee, "Highly tensile-strained Ge/InAlAs nanocomposites," submitted, Feb. 2016.
  • (Invited) S.R. Bank, S.J. Maddox, M. Ren, M. Woodson, A.K. Rockwell, and J.C. Campbell, "Staircase and Homojunction Avalanche Detectors in InAlAsSb," to be presented at the Workshop on Innovative Nanoscale Devices and Systems (WINDS), Kohala Coast, Hawaii, Dec. 2016.
  • (Invited) S.R. Bank, "Digital Alloy Growth of AlInAsSb for Low Noise Avalanche Photodetectors," to be presented at the 5th International Conference and Exhibition on Lasers, Optics & Photonics, Atlanta, GA, Nov. 2016.
  • M. Ren, M. Woodson, Y. Chen, J. Campbell, S.J. Maddox, and S.R. Bank, "AlInAsSb Separate Absorption, Charge, and Multiplication Avalanche Photodiodes," 29th IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), Waikoloa Village, HI, Oct. 2016.
  • K. Chen, M.N. Yogeesh, Y. Huang, S. Zhang, F. He, X. Meng, S. Fang, N.T. Sheehan, T.H. Tao, S.R. Bank, J. Lin, D. Akinwande, P. Sutter, T. Lai, and Y. Wang, "Non-destructive measurement of photoexcited carrier transport in graphene with ultrafast grating imaging technique," Carbon, vol. 107, pp. 233–239, Oct. 2016.

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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