Articles


Journal Publications

A. M. Gabr, A. W. Walker, M. M. Wilkins, R. Kleiman, and K. Hinzer, Procedure to decouple reflectance and down-shifting effects in luminescent down-shifting enhanced photovoltaics, Opt. Express., 25(12), A530-A538 (2017), Doi: 10.1364/OE.25.00A530.

A. Benhsaien, Z. Lu, K. Hinzer, and T. J. Hall, The Linewidth Broadening Factor: A Length-Scale-Dependent Analytical Approach, Am. J. Nano Res. Appl., 5(1), 1-6 (2017).

M. Wilkins, J. Gupta, A. Jaouad, B. Bouzazi, S. Fafard, A. Boucherif, C. E. Valdivia, R. Arès, V. Aimez, H. P. Schriemer, and K. Hinzer, Design of thin InGaAsN(Sb) n-i-p junctions for use in four-junction concentrating photovoltaic devices, J. Photon. Energy, 7(2), 022502 (2017), Doi:10.1117/1.JPE.7.022502.

S. Tomosk, J. E. Haysom, K. Hinzer, H. Schriemer, and D. Wright, Mapping the Geographic Distribution of the Economic Viability of Photovoltaic Load Displacement Projects in SW USA, Renew. Energy, 107, 101-112 (2017), Doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2017.01.049.

P. Sharma, M. M. Wilkins, H. P. Schriemer, and K. Hinzer, Concentrating optical system optimization for 3- and 4-junction solar cells: Impact of illumination profiles, J. Photon. Energy, 7(1), 014501 (2017), Doi: 10.1117/1.JPE.7.014501, uO Research.

M. D. Yandt, K. Hinzer, and H. Schriemer, Efficient multi-junction solar cell design for maximum annual energy yield by representative spectrum selection, IEEE J. Photovoltaics (2017), Doi: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2016.2638040

A. H. Trojnar, C. E. Valdivia, R. R. LaPierre, K. Hinzer, and J. J. Krich, Optimizations of GaAs nanowire solar cells, IEEE J. Photovoltaics, 6(6), 1494-1501 (2016), Doi: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2016.2600339

J. Fattahi, H. Schriemer, B. Bacque, R. Orr, K. Hinzer, and J. E. Haysom, High stability adaptive microgrid control method using fuzzy logic, Sustainable Cities and Societies, 25, 57-64 (2016), Doi: 10.1016/j.scs.2016.03.003

V. Tatsiankou, K. Hinzer, J. Haysom, H. Schriemer, K. Emery, and R. Beal, Design principles and field performance of a solar spectral irradiance meter, Sol. Energy 133, 94-102 (2016), Doi: 10.1016/j.solener.2016.03.054

S. Fafard, M. C. A. York, F. Proulx, C. E. Valdivia, M. M. Wilkins, R. Arès, V. Aimez, K. Hinzer, and D. P. Masson, Ultrahigh efficiencies in vertical epitaxial heterostructure architectures, Appl. Phys. Lett. 108, 071101 (2016), Doi: 10.1063/1.4941240

J. Zribi, B. Ilahi, B. Paquette, A. Jaouad, O. Theriault, K. Hinzer, R. Cheriton, G. Patriarche, S. Fafard, V. Aimez, R. Ares, and D. Morris, Effect of Dot-Height Truncation on the Device Performance of Multilayer InAs/GaAs Quantum Dot Solar Cells Photovoltaics, IEEE J. Photovoltaics PP (99), (2016), Doi: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2016.2514708

R. Cheriton, M. M. Wilkins, P. Sharma, C. E. Valdivia, A. H. Trojnar, H. Schriemer, K. Hinzer, J. Gupta, B. Bouzazi, G. Kolhatkar, A. Boucherif, A. Jaouad, S. Fafard, V. Aimez, and R. Arès, Design optimizations of InGaAsN(Sb) subcells for concentrator photovoltaic systems, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B, 34(02M103), 2016. Doi: 10.1116/1.4939754

P. Besson, P. McVey White, C. Dominguez, P. Voarino, P. Garcia-Linares, M. Lemiti, H. Schriemer, K. Hinzer, and M. Baudrit Spectrally-resolved measurement of concentrated light distributions for Fresnel lens concentrators, Opt. Express 24 (2), A397-A407 (2016). Doi: 10.1364/OE.24.00A397

M. Wilkins, C. E. Valdivia, A. M. Gabr, D. Masson, S. Fafard, and K. Hinzer Luminescent coupling in planar opto-electronic devices J. Appl. Phys. 118, 143102 (2015). Doi: 10.1063/1.4932660, uO Research.

J. E. Haysom, K. Hinzer, and D. Wright, Impact of electricity tariffs on optimal orientation of photovoltaic modules, Prog. Photovoltaics: Res. Appl. (2015). Doi: 10.1002/pip.2651, uO Research.

M. D. Yandt, J. P. D. Cook, K. Hinzer and H. Schriemer, Shutter technique for noninvasive individual cell characterization in sealed CPV modules, IEEE J. Photovoltaics 5 (2), 691-696, (2015). Doi: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2015.2392943

M. D. Yandt, J. P. D. Cook, M. Kelly, H. Schriemer, K. Hinzer, Dynamic Real-Time I–V Curve Measurement System for Indoor/Outdoor Characterization of Photovoltaic Cells and Modules, IEEE J. Photovoltaics 5 (1), 337-343, (2015). Doi: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2014.2366690.

J. E. Haysom, O. Jafarieh, H. Anis, K. Hinzer, and D. Wright, Learning curve analysis of concentrated photovoltaic systems, Prog. Photovoltaics: Res. Appl.  Published on-line Dec. 2014. Doi:  10.1002/pip.2567.

P. Sharma, A. W. Walker, J. F. Wheeldon, K. Hinzer and H. Schriemer, Enhanced efficiencies for high-concentration, multijunction PV systems by optimizing grid spacing under nonuniform illumination using a distributed resistance model, International Journal of Photoenergy 2014, Article ID 582083 (2014). Doi: 10.1155/2014/582083 .

A. W. Walker, F. Bouchard, A. H. Trojnar and K. Hinzer, Inverted metamorphic III-V triple-junction solar cell with a 1 eV CuInSe2 bottom sub-cell, International J. Photoenergy 2014, Article ID 913170 (2014). Doi: 10.1155/2014/913170 .

A. W. Walker, O. Thériault, and K. Hinzer, Carrier dynamics in quantum dot enhanced multi-junction solar cells under concentration, IEEE J. Photovoltaics 4(4), 1095-1099, (2014). Doi:  10.1109/JPHOTOV.2014.2322279.

A. W. Walker, O. Thériault, and K. Hinzer, Positioning and doping effects on quantum dot enhanced multi-junction solar cell performance, Prog. Photovoltaics: Res. Appl. (2014). Doi: 10.1002/pip.2487.

A. W. Walker, O. Thériault, and K. Hinzer, The dependence of multi-junction solar cell performance on the number of quantum dot layers, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 50(3), 198-203 (2014). Doi: 10.1109/JQE.2014.2301817.

A. W. Walker, Olivier Theriault, Matthew M. Wilkins, Jeffrey F. Wheeldon, and Karin Hinzer, Tunnel-Junction-Limited Multijunction Solar Cell Performance Over Concentration, IEEE J. on Sel. Top. on Quantum Electron., 19(5), 4000508 (2013). Doi: 10.1109/JSTQE.2013.2258140.

A. W. Walker, Olivier Theriault, Jeffrey F. Wheeldon, and Karin Hinzer, The Effects of Absorption and Recombination on Quantum Dot Multijunction Solar Cell Efficiency, IEEE J. Photovoltaics, 3(3), 1118-1124 (2013) Doi: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2013.2257920.

M. M. Wilkins, A. Boucherif, R. Beal, J. E. Haysom, J. F. Wheeldon, V. Aimez, R. Ares, T. J. Hall, and K. Hinzer, Multijunction Solar Cell Designs Using Silicon Bottom Subcell and Porous Silicon Compliant Membrane, IEEE J. Photovoltaics, 3(3), 1125-1131 (2013). Doi: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2013.2261931.

G. Kolhatkar, J. F. Wheeldon, C. E. Valdivia, A. W. Walker, S. Fafard, A. Turala, A. Jaouad, R. Arès, V. Aimez, and K. Hinzer, Current-voltage measurements within the negative differential resistance region of AlGaAs/AlGaAs tunnel junctions for high concentration photovoltaic, Int. J. Nanoscience, 11(4), 1240014 (2012). Doi: 10.1142/S0219581X12400145.

J. F. Wheeldon, C. E. Valdivia, A. W. Walker, G. Kolhatkar, A. Jaouad, A. Turala, B. Riel, D. Masson, N. Puetz, S. Fafard, R. Arès, V. Aimez, T. J. Hall, K. Hinzer, Performance comparison of AlGaAs, GaAs and InGaP tunnel junctions for concentrated multi-junction solar cells, Prog. Photovoltaics: Res. Appl 19, 442-452 (2011). Doi: 10.1002/pip.1056.

R. Millett, A. Benhsaien, K. Dridi, H. Schriemer, K. Hinzer, T. Hall, Fabrication-tolerant 1310 nm laterally-coupled distributed feedback lasers with high side mode suppression ratios, Photonics and Nanostruct. Fundam. App., 9, 111-118 (2011).  Doi: 10.1016/j.photonics.2011.01.003.

R. Millett, K. Hinzer, A. Benhsaien, T. J. Hall, H. Schriemer, Impact of laterally-coupled microstructure on effective coupling coefficients, Nanotechnology, 21, 134015 (2010). Doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/21/13/134015.

R. Millett, H. Schriemer, T. Hall, K. Hinzer, Effect of grating order and tooth rounding in laterally-coupled distributed feedback lasers,  J. Opt. Quantum Electron. 40(14-15), 1239-45 (2009). Doi: 10.1007/s11082-009-9293-2.

R. Millett, K. Hinzer, T. J. Hall, H. Schriemer, Simulation analysis of fabrication-tolerant higher order laterally-coupled distributed feedback lasers, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 44 (12), 1145-51 (2008). Doi: 10.1109/JQE.2008.2002089.

C. E. Valdivia, E. Desfonds, D. Masson, S. Fafard, A. Carlson, J. Cook, T. J. Hall, K. Hinzer, Optimization of antireflection coating design for multi-junction solar cells and concentrator systems, Proc. of SPIE, 7099, 709915 (2008). Doi: 10.1117/12.807675.

J. F. Wheeldon, T. Hall, H. Schriemer, Wyckoff positions and the expression of polarization singularities in photonic crystals, Optical Express 17, 2111-2121 (2008). Doi: 10.1364/OE.17.002111.

J. F. Wheeldon, T. Hall, H. Schriemer (2007), Symmetry constraints and the existence of Bloch mode vortices in linear photonic crystals, Optical Express 15, 3531-3542 (2007). Doi: 10.1364/OE.15.003531

R. Shankar, J. Couturier, K. Hinzer, T. J. Hall, Scalability analysis in terms of crosstalk in NZ-DSF ring networks constructed with WSS based ROADM, Proc. of SPIE 6796 (2007). Doi: 10.1117/12.779078.

 

Book Chapters

K. Hinzer, C. E. Valdivia, J. P. D. Cook, High Concentration PV Systems, in Photovoltaic Solar Energy: From Fundamentals to Applications, pp 396-410, ISBN: 978-1-118-92746-5, Wiley 2017.

S. Tomosk, D. Wright, K. Hinzer, J. E. Haysom Analysis of Present and Future Financial Viability of High-Concentrating Photovoltaic Projects, in High Concentrator Photovoltaics, Fundamentals, Engineering and Power Plants, pp 377-400, ISBN 978-3-319-15039-0, Springer 2015. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-15039-0_14 , uO Research

 

Conference Proceedings

E. Abyad, C. Valdivia, K. Hinzer, J. Haysom, and A. Atieh, Modeled estimates of solar direct normal irradiance, in Al-Hanakiyah, Saudi Arabia and Boulder, USA, 2016 IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, October 12-14, 2016, Doi: 10.1109/EPEC.2016.7771685

J. Fattahi, J. E. Haysom, J. Cook, K. Hinzer, and H. Schriemer, Improved reactive power sharing with adaptive droop control in islanded microgrids, 2016 IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, October 12-14, 2016, Doi: 10.1109/EPEC.2016.7771786 .

J. E. Haysom, P. McVey-White, L. de la Salle, K. Hinzer, and H. Schriemer, Multi-year ground-based irradiance dataset in a northern urban climate, 43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Portland, Oregon, June 5-10, 2016.

S. Fafard, M. C. A. York, F. Proulx, M. Wilkins, C. E. Valdivia, M. Bajcsy, D. Ban, R. Arès, V. Aimez, K. Hinzer, M. Ishigaki, and D. P. Masson, Ultra-efficient N-junction photovoltaic cells with Voc > 14 V at high optical input powers, IEEE 43rd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Portland, Oregon, June 5-10, 2016.

V. Tatsiankou, K. Hinzer, H. Schriemer, J. Haysom, and R. Beal, Long term performance analysis of solar spectral irradiance meters, CPV-12, 12th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaics, Freiburg, Germany, April 25-27, 2016. Doi: 10.1063/1.4962121.

P. McVey-White, P. Besson, M. Baudrit, H. P. Schriemer, and K. Hinzer, Effects of lens temperature on irradiance profile and chromatic aberration for CPV optics, CPV-12, 12th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaics, Freiburg, Germany, April 25-27, 2016. Doi: 10.1063/1.4962081.

M. Wilkins, C. E. Valdivia, S. Chahal, M. Ishigaki, D. P. Masson, S. Fafard, and K. Hinzer, Performance impact of luminescent coupling on monolithic 12-junction phototransducers for 12 V photonic power systems Proc. SPIE 9743, Physics, Simulation, and Photonic Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices V, 97430W, Photonics West, San Francisco, California, February 2016. Doi: 10.1117/12.2213727.

S. Fafard, F. Proulx, M. C. A. York, M. Wilkins, C. E. Valdivia, M. Bajcsy, D. Ban, A. Jaouad, B. Bouzazi, R. Arès, V. Aimez, K. Hinzer, and D. P. Masson, Advances with vertical epitaxial heterostructure architecture (VEHSA) phototransducers for optical to electrical power conversion efficiencies exceeding 50 percent, Proc. SPIE 9743, Physics, Simulation, and Photonic Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices V, 974304, Photonics West, San Francisco, California, February 2016. Invited. Doi: 10.1117/12.2218486.

C. E. Valdivia, M. M. Wilkins, B. Bouzazi, A. Jaouad, V. Aimez, R. Arès, D. P. Masson, S.Fafard, K. Hinzer Five-volt vertically-stacked, single-cell GaAs photonic power converter Proc. SPIE 9358, Photonics West: Physics, Simulation, and Photonic Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices IV, 93580E (2015). Doi: 10.1117/12.2079824.

V. Tatsiankou, K. Hinzer, H. Schriemer, J. Haysom, R. Beal, A Novel Instrument for Cost-Effective and Reliable Measurement of Solar Spectral Irradiance, 2015 IEEE 42th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, New Orleans, LA, USA, June 14-19th, 2015. Doi: 10.1109/PVSC.2015.7356407

P. Sharma, M. M. Wilkins, H. Schriemer, K. Hinzer, Optimization of three and four junction solar cell CPV systems using ray tracing and SPICE modeling, 2015 IEEE 42th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, New Orleans, LA, USA, June 14-19th, 2015. Doi: 10.1109/PVSC.2015.7356184 , uO Research

M. D. Yandt, K. Hinzer, and H. Schriemer Identifying representative spectra for which multi-junction solar cells should be optimized to maximize annual energy yield, 2015 IEEE 42th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, New Orleans, LA, USA, June 14-19th, 2015. Doi: 10.1109/PVSC.2015.7356063

H. Schriemer, J. P. D. Cook, P. Sharma, L. de la Salle, F. Carle, P. M. White, V. Tatsiankou, N. Bosscher, J. E. Haysom, E. Dragomirescu, and K. Hinzer Refractive Concentrator Optics Architectures, Tracker Precision, and Cumulative Energy Harvest, 2015 IEEE 42th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, New Orleans, LA, USA, June 14-19th, 2015. Doi: 10.1109/PVSC.2015.7356408

A. H. Trojnar, C. E. Valdivia, A. Rahman, R, R. LaPierre, K. Hinzer, J. J. Krich, Optimization of GaAs Nanowire Solar Cell Efficiency via Optoelectronic Modeling, 2015 IEEE 42th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, New Orleans, LA, USA, June 14-19th, 2015. Doi: 10.1109/PVSC.2015.7355660

P. Sharma, A. H. Trojnar, M. Wilkins, A. W. Walker, H. P. Schriemer, and K. Hinzer, Comparative analysis of nonuniform illumination and chromatic aberration in triple and quadruple junction solar cells under concentration using SPICE, accepted to EU PVSEC 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 22-26th, 2014.

R. Cheriton, A. H. Trojnar, A. Connie , H. P. Nguyen, Z. Mi, J. J. Krich, and K. Hinzer, Electrical and Optical Characterization of Core-Shell InGaN/GaN Nanowire Solar Cells on Si (111), accepted to EU PVSEC 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 22-26th, 2014.

M. M. Wilkins, A. Gabr, P. Sharma, H. Schriemer, and K. Hinzer, 4-junction solar cells with dilute nitrides: Optimization with luminescent coupling, accepted to EU PVSEC 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 22-26th, 2014.

M. M. Wilkins, A. Gabr, A. H. Trojnar, H. Schriemer, and K. Hinzer, Effects of Luminescent Coupling in Single- and 4-Junction Dilute Nitride Solar Cells, 2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Denver, CO, USA, June 8-13th, 2014.

P. Sharma, M. Wilkins, H. Schriemer, and K. Hinzer, Modeling nonuniform irradiance and chromatic aberration effects in a four junction solar cell using SPICE, 2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Denver, USA, June 8-13th 2014.

A. M. Gabr, A. H. Trojnar, M. Wilkins, T. J. Hall. R. N. Rafael and K. Hinzer, Optimization of anti-reflection coatings for bifacial solar cells with upconversion layers, 2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Denver, USA, June 8-13th, 2014.

J. J. Krich, A. H. Trojnar, L, Feng, K. Hinzer, and A. W.  Walker, Modeling intermediate band solar cells: a roadmap to high efficiency, Proc. SPIE, 8981, 89810O-8 (2014). www.spie.org. Doi:10.1117/12.2041807.

J. P. D. Cook, M. D. Yandt, M. Kelly, J. F. Wheeldon, K. Hinzer, and H. Schriemer, Shutter Array Technique for Real-time Non-invasive Extraction of Individual Channel Responses in Multi-channel CPV Modules, Proc. SPIE, 8915, 891509, 8 (2013). . Doi:10.1117/12.2037346.

F. Bouchard, A. W. Walker, Z. Mi, and K. Hinzer, Modeling a monocrystalline Cu(In, Ga)Se2 single junction solar cell grown on a GaAs substrate, Proc. SPIE, 8915, 891507, 7 (2013). Doi: 10.1117/12.2036189.

V. Tatsiankou, K. Hinzer, A. Muron, J. Mohammed, J. Haysom, H. Schriemer, and S. Myrskog, Reconstruction of Solar Spectral Resource Using Limited Spectral Sampling for Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems, Proc. SPIE, 8915, 891506, 11 (2013). Doi:10.1117/12.2033613.

P. Sharma, J. F. Wheeldon, A. W. Walker, H. Schriemer, and K. Hinzer, Optimization of Finger Spacing for Concentrator Photovoltaic Cells under Non-Uniform Illumination using SPICE, Proc. SPIE, 8915,  891505, 8 (2013). Doi: 10.1117/12.2033340.

G. Arbez, A. Walker, M. Wilkins, J. F. Wheeldon, K. Hinzer, and H. Schriemer, 4 Junction Dilute Nitride Solar Cell Optimization: Comparing Current Matching Approaches in Detailed Balance Algorithms, 2013 IEEE 39th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Tampa, USA, June 16-21st, 2013.

M. Wilkins, A. Walker, J. F. Wheeldon, G. Arbez, H. Schriemer, and K. Hinzer, Design Constraints of p-i-n GaAs/InGaAsN Dilute Nitride Sub-Cells for 3- and 4- Junction Solar Cell Applications under Concentrated Illumination, 2013 IEEE 39th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Tampa, USA, June 16-21st, 2013.

A. Gabr, A. Walker, J. F. Wheeldon, T. J. Hall, R. N. Kleinman, and K. Hinzer, Numerical Modeling of Silicon Nanocrystal Down-Shifting Layers for Enhanced Photovoltaic Efficiency, 2013 IEEE 39th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Tampa, USA, June 16-21st, 2013.

J. Mohammed, M. Yandt, M. Wilkins, A. Muron, T. J. Hall, J. E. Haysom, K. Hinzer, and H. Schriemer, Collection and Storage of Direct Spectral Irradiance and DNI Datasets with High Temporal Resolution for CPV Energy Yield Assessments, 2013 IEEE 39th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Tampa, USA, June 16-21st, 2013.

F. Asselin Guay, R. Refaey, R. Beal, J. Haysom, H. Schriemer, and K. Hinzer, Cyclage de l’assemblage de cellules à HCPV à l’aide du simulateur solaire XT-30, Actes du RIED (Réseau interordre en énergie durable) 2013 Séminaire scientifique, Gatineau, Québec, June 19th, 2013, 15-17 (2013).

J. Haysom, O. Jafarieh, H. Anis, and K. Hinzer, System Cost and Learning Curve Analysis of CPV, (4 pages), 9th International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems, Miyazaki, Japan, April 15-17th, 2013.

B. Paquette, M. DeVita, G. Kolhatkar, A. Turula, A. Boucherif, A. Jaouad, M. Wilkins, J. F. Wheeldon, A. W. Walker, K. Hinzer, S.Fafard, V. Aimez, and R. Arès, Chemical Beam Epitaxy Growth of AlGaAs/GaAs Tunnel Junctions Using Trimethyl Aluminium for Multijunction Solar Cells, (4 pages), 9th International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems, Miyazaki, Japan, April 15-17th, 2013. Doi:10.1063/1.4822197.

J. Sacks, R. M. Savidge, A. Gabr, A. Walker, R. M. Beal, J. F. Wheeldon, A. P. Knights, P. Mascher, K. Hinzer, and R. N. Kleiman, Quantum Efficiency Measurements of Down-Shifting Using Silicon Nanocrystals for Photovoltaic Applications, (5 pages), 2012 38th IEEE Photovoltaics Specialist Conference, June 3-8th, 2012, Austin, USA, pp. 92-96 (2012). Doi:10.1109/PVSC.2012.6317575.

A. M. Gabr, J. F. Wheeldon, R. Beal, A. Walker, J. Sacks, R. M. Savidge, T. J. Hall, R. N. Kleiman and K. Hinzer, Modeling Down-Conversion and Down-Shifting for Photovoltaic Applications, (5 pages), 2012 38th IEEE Photovoltaics Specialist Conference, June 3-8th, 2012, Austin, USA, pp. 48-52 (2012). Doi:10.1109/PVSC.2012.6317566.

R. M. Beal, J. Mohammed, A. Muron, M. Yandt, J. E. Haysom, P. Dufour, S. Myrskog, and K. Hinzer, Beyond the 45th parallel: northern climate direct normal incidence data and analysis, (4 pages), 8th International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems, Toledo, Spain, April 16-18th, 2012. AIP Conf. Proc. 1477, 356-359 (2012). Doi:10.1063/1.4753904.

O. Thériault, A. Walker, J. F. Wheeldon, and K. Hinzer, Effects of quantum dot layers on the behaviour of multijunction solar cell operation under concentration, (4 pages) 8th International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems, Toledo, Spain, April 16-18th, 2012. AIP Conf. Proc. 1477, 20-23 (2012). Doi:10.1063/1.4753824.

M. D. Yandt, J. F. Wheeldon, J. Cook, R. Beal, A. W. Walker, O. Thériault, H. Schriemer, T. J. Hall, and K. Hinzer, Estimating cell temperature in a concentrating photovoltaic system, (4 pages), 8th International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems, Toledo, Spain, April 16-18th, 2012. AIP Conf. Proc. 1477, 172-175 (2012). Doi:10.1063/1.4753861.

J. Sacks, R. M. Savidge, A. Gabr, O. Theriault, A. Walker, J. F. Wheeldon, R. Beal , T. J. Hall, A. P. Knights, P. Mascher, K. Hinzer, R. N. Kleiman, Quantum Efficiency Measurements of Down-Shifting Using Silicon Nanocrystals for Photovoltaic Applications, 38th IEEE Photovoltaics Specialist Conference, Austin, USA, 2012.

A. M. Gabr, J. F. Wheeldon, A. Walker, R. Beal, J. Sacks, R. M. Savidge, T. J. Hall, R. N. Kleiman and K. Hinzer, Modeling Down-Converting and Down Shifting for Photovoltaic Applications, 38th IEEE Photovoltaics Specialist Conference, Austin, USA, 2012.

S. Schicho, M. Wilkins, A. Turala, A. Jaouad, A. Boucherif, A. Walker, J. F. Wheeldon, K. Hinzer, R. Arès, V. Aimez, Effect of Ge Substrate Thinning on CPV Solar Cell Performance, 8th International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems, Toledo, Spain, 2012.

O. Arenas, A. Vossier, J. F. Wheeldon, F. Proulx, K. Hinzer, A. Dollet, A. Perona, V. Aimez, R. Arès, Comparison of Current-Voltage Response of Triple Junction Solar Cells Using Continuous-High Concentration Beams from Artificial and Natural Light Sources, 8th International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems, Toledo, Spain, 2012.

S. D’Souza, J. Haysom, H. Anis, and K. Hinzer, The Down-to-Earth Future of Si Substrate Multi-junction Concentrator Photovoltaics, (5 pages), IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC), Oct. 3-5th, 2011. pp. 57-61. Winnipeg, Canada. Doi:10.1109/EPEC.2011.6070253

A. W. Walker, J. F. Wheeldon, O. Thériault, M. D. Yandt, and K. Hinzer, Temperature dependant external quantum efficiency simulations and experimental measurement of lattice matched quantum dot enhanced multi-junction solar cells, (6 pages)  2011 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, June 19-24th, 2011, pp.564-569, Seattle, USA. Doi:10.1109/PVSC.2011.6186018.

J. F. Wheeldon, A. W. Walker, O. Thériault, M. Yandt, and K. Hinzer, Numerical Simulations of Temperature Dependence of High-Efficiency Multi-Junction Solar Cells, Under Concentrated Sunlight, Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon and Nano Photonics, Toronto Canada, June 12-16th, 2011, Doi:10.1364/ANIC.2011.JTuB21

J. Brar, V. Veilleux, P. Krug, K. Hinzer, C. Nì. Allen, and H. Schriemer, Photoluminescence of Strain-Engineered CdSe/Cd0.5Zn0.5S Core/Shell Colloidal Quantum Dots, OSA Technical Digest, paper IWB4 (Integrated Photonics Research and Silicon Nano Photonics (IPR), June 12-16th 2011, The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, Canada.) (3 pages), 2011. Doi:10.1364/IPRSN.2011.IWB4.

A. Muron, S. Chow, J. Wheeldon, K. Hinzer and H. Schriemer, Thermal Optimization of a Solar Cell Carrier for Concentrator Systems, (7 pages), Photonics North, May 16-18th, 2011, Ottawa, Canada.  Proc. SPIE 8007, 8007-22 (2011). Doi:10.1117/12.905692.

M. Wilkins, R. Beal, J. E. Haysom, J. F. Wheeldon, P. Mulet, G. Jamieson, N. Youssef, D. Balachandreswaran, J. Fan, T. J. Hall, S. Myrskog, and K. Hinzer, Design of a Multiplexer to Characterize Individual Optics at a Concentrating Photovoltaic Test Site, (7 pages), Photonics North, Ottawa, Canada, May 16-18th,2011. Proc. SPIE 8007, 8007-183 (2011). Doi:10.117/12.906246.

R. Homier, A. Turala, G. Kolhatkar, J. F. Wheeldon, C. E. Valdivia, F. Proulx, D. Masson, S. Fafard, S. G. Wallace, K. Hinzer, A. Jaouad, R. Ares, V. Aimez, Chemical Passivation and Antireflection Coating of Triple-Junction III-V/Ge Solar Cells with Indium Tin Oxide Electrode, Photonics North, Ottawa, Canada, May 16-18th, 2011.

R. M. Beal, J. F. Wheeldon, J. E. Haysom, M. Wilkins, C. E. Valdivia, M. Yandt, S. Myrskog, J. Fan, H. Navarro, J. P. Morgan, T. J. Hall, K. Hinzer, Multi-Kilowatt Concentrated Photovoltaic Installation Employing Low-Cost, Highly Concentrating Wave-Guiding Optics, (4 pages) 7th International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems, 31556, Las Vegas, USA, 2011, pp. 239-242. doi:10.1063/1.3658335.

O. Arenas, L. M. Collin, S. Chow, F. Proulx, K. Hinzer, V. Aimez, L. G. Fréchette, R. Arès, High Performance Concentrated Photovoltaic Module Development Using Temperature Sensors, (4 pages)  7th International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems, 31697, Las Vegas, USA, 2011. pp. 184-187.

J. F. Wheeldon, C. E. Valdivia, S. Chow, O. Theriault, A. Walker, M. Yandt, D. Masson, B. Riel, D. McMeekin, N. Puetz, S. G. Wallace, V. Aimez, R. Ares, T. J. Hall, S.Fafard, K. Hinzer, Efficiency Measurements and Simulations of GaInP/InGaAs/Ge Quantum Dot Enhanced Solar Cells at up to 1000-suns Under Flash and Continuous Concentration, (4 pages)  7th International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems, 33929, Las Vegas, USA, 2011. AIP Conf. Proc. 1407, 220-223.  Doi:10.1063/1.3658331.

O. Thériault, J. F. Wheeldon, A. Walker, P. Bitar, M. Yandt, C. E. Valdivia, and K. Hinzer, Temperature-dependent Quantum Efficiency of Quantum Dot Enhanced Multi-Junction Solar Cells, (4 pages) 7th International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems, 33651, Las Vegas, USA, 2011. .AIP Conf. Proc. 1407, 50-53. Doi: 10.1063/1.3658293.

M. Yandt, J. F. Wheeldon, C. E. Valdivia, S. Chow, O. Theriault, A. Johnson, M. Armstrong, F. Szadkowski, L. Motte, M. Swinton, T. Cassidy, J. Cook, K. Hinzer, A new on-sun test facility at the ‘SUNRISE’ quantum-dot-enhanced CPV module demonstration system, (4 pages) 7th International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems, 34283, Las Vegas, USA, 2011. AIP Conf. Proc. 1407, 224-227. doi:10.1063/1.3658332.

A. Turala, R. Homier, G. Kolhatkar, J.F. Wheeldon, C.E. Valdivia, F. Proulx, A. Jaouad, D. Masson, S. Fafard, S. Wallace, K. Hinzer, R. Arès, V. Aimez, Transparent Indium Tin Oxide Front-Side Electrode for Low-Cost Multi-Junction Solar Cells, 7th International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems, 34283, Las Vegas, USA, 2011.

R. Millett, A. Benhsaien, K. Dridi, H. Schriemer, K. Hinzer, and T. J. Hall, Fabrication-tolerant 1310 nm laterally-coupled distributed feedback lasers with high side mode suppression ratios, (5 pages), International Commission for Optics Topical Meeting on Emerging Trends & Novel Materials in Photonics, AIP Conf. Proc. 1288, 88-92 Delphi, Greece October 7-9th, 2010.  Doi:10.1063/1.3521380.

A. W. Walker, J. Wheeldon, C. E. Valdivia, G. Kolhatkar, K. Hinzer, Simulation, modeling and comparison of III-V tunnel junction designs for high efficiency metamorphic multi-junction solar cells, (9 pages) Photonics North 2010, Niagara Falls, Canada, June 1st, 2010, Proc. SPIE, 7750, 77502X (2010). Doi:10.1117/12.872882.

G. Arbez, J. Wheeldon, A. Walker, K. Hinzer, H. Schriemer, Modeling and simulation of triple junction solar cells, (10 pages) Photonics North 2010, Niagara Falls, Canada, June 1st, 2010, Proc. SPIE 7750, 775032 (2010). Doi:10.1117/12.876131.

G. Kolhatkar, J. F. Wheeldon, C. E. Valdivia, A. Walker, S.Fafard, A.Turala, A. Jaouad, R. Arès, V. Aimez, K. Hinzer, Time-dependent analysis of AlGaAs/AlGaAs tunnel junctions for high efficiency multi-junction solar cells, (9 pages) Photonics North 2010, Niagara Falls, Canada, June 1st, 2010, Proc. SPIE 7750, 77502S (2010). Doi:10.1117/12.872886.

S. Chow, C. E. Valdivia, J. F. Wheeldon, R. Arès, O. J. Arenas, V. Aimez, D. McMeekin, S.Fafard, K. Hinzer, Thermal test and simulation of alumina receiver with high efficiency multi-junction solar cell for concentrator systems, (8 pages) Photonics North 2010, Niagara Falls, Canada, June 1st, 2010, Proc. SPIE 7750, 775035 (2010). Doi:10.1117/12.872894.

O. Thériault, A. J. SpringThorpe, J. F. Wheeldon, C. E. Valdivia, A. Walker, B. J. Riel, K. Hinzer, Study of InGaAs/GaAs quantum dot saturation level for the design of concentrated multi-junction solar cells, (10 pages) Photonics North 2010, Niagara Falls, Canada, June 1st, 2010, Proc. SPIE 7750, 77502T (2010). Doi:10.1117/12.872892.

J. F. Wheeldon, C. E. Valdivia, D. Masson, F. Proulx, B. Riel, N. Puetz, E. Desfonds, S.Fafard, B. Rioux, A. J. SpringThorpe, R. Arès, V. Aimez, M. Armstrong, J. Cook, F. Shepherd, T. J. Hall, K. Hinzer, High-efficiency commercial grade 1 cm2 AlGaInP/GaAs/Ge solar cells with embedded InAs quantum dots for concentrator demonstration system, (9 pages) Photonics North 2010, Niagara Falls, Canada, June 1st, 2010, Proc. SPIE 7750, 77502Q (2010). Invited. Doi:10.1117/12.872890.

K. Dridi, H. Schriemer, K. Hinzer, T.J. Hall, On the performance of fabricated third order laterally coupling distributed feedback 1310nm lasers, (9 pages) Photonics North 2010, Niagara Falls, Canada, June 1st, 2010, Proc. SPIE 7750, 775013 (2010). Doi:10.1117/12.873097.

C. E. Valdivia, S. Chow, S.Fafard, O. Thériault, M. Yandt, J. F. Wheeldon, A. J. SpringThorpe, D. McMeekin, D. Masson, B. Riel, V. Aimez, R. Arès, J. Cook, T. J. Hall, F. Shepherd, K. Hinzer, Measurement of high efficiency 1 cm2 AlGaInP/InGaAs/Ge solar cells with embedded InAs quantum dots at up to 1000 suns continuous concentration, (6 pages) 2010 35th IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists, June 2010. pp 1253-1258. Doi: 10.1109/PVSC.2010.5614192.

O. Arenas, L.-M. Collin, S. Chow, J. F. Wheeldon, C. E. Valdivia, K. Hinzer, L. Frechette, V. Aimez, and  R. Arès, Comparative thermal analysis of solar cells mounted on ceramic and metallic carriers and their optimization for CPV applications, (5 pages) ) 2010 35th IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists, June 2010. pp 2998-3002. Doi: 10.1109/PVSC.2010.5614131.

C. E. Valdivia, S. Fafard, High efficiency concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar cells using epitaxial self-assembled III-V quantum dot materials, 93rd Canadian Chemistry Conference, Canadian Society for Chemistry, Toronto, Canada, June 2010.

J. F. Wheeldon, C. E. Valdivia, A. Walker, G. Kolhatkar, D. Masson, B. Riel, S.Fafard, A. Jaouad, A. Turula, R. Arès, V. Aimez, T. J. Hall, K. Hinzer, GaAs, AlGaAs and InGaP Tunnel Junctions for Multi-Junction Solar Cells Under Concentration: Resistance Study, (4 pages), International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems, (CPV-6), Freiburg, Germany, April 2010.  AIP Conf. Proc. 1277, 28-31 (2010). Doi: 10.1063/1.3509213.

O. Arenas, V. Aimez, S. Chow, C. E. Valdivia, J. F. Wheeldon, K. Hinzer A. Turala, and R. Arès, Advances in cell carriers for CPV applications, (4 pages), International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems, (CPV-6), Freiburg, Germany, April 2010.  AIP Conf. Proc. 1277, 66-69 (2010). Doi: 10.1063/1.3509243.

O. Arenas, V. Aimez, R. Ares, S. Chow, C. E. Valdivia, J. F. Wheeldon, K. Hinzer, Aluminum Substrate Carriers for Multi-junction Solar Cells under Concentration,  International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems, (CPV-6), Freiburg, Germany, April 2010.

A. Assadihaghi, R. Millett, H. Schriemer, K. Dridi, T. J. Hall, H. Teimoori, and K. Hinzer, Threshold current reduction in third-order laterally coupled DFB lasers, (4 pages), Proc. of IEEE,  2nd Microsystems and Nanoelectronics Research Conference (MNRC 2009), pp. 21-24 (2009).

R. Millett, K. Hinzer, A. Benhsaien, T. J. Hall, H. Schriemer, Impact of laterally-coupled grating microstructures on effective coupling coefficients, 14th Canadian Semiconductor Technology Conference, Hamilton, Canada (Aug 2009).

J. F. Wheeldon, C.E. Valdivia, A. Walker, G. Kolhatkar, T.J. Hall, K. Hinzer, D. Masson, S.Fafard, A. Jaouad, A. Turala, R. Arès, and V. Aimez, AlGaAs tunnel junction for high efficiency multi-junction solar cells: simulation and measurement of temperature-dependent operation, (6 pages), 2009 43th IEEE Photovoltaics Specialist Conference, Philadephia, USA, June 2009.  pp 106-111. Doi: 10.1109/PVSC.2009.5411723.

J. F. Wheeldon and H. Schriemer,The Optical Forces of Vortex Arrays in Two-Dimensional Photonic Crystals and Slabs, Proceeding Photonics North 2009 SPIE, 7386, 73862P, Quebec City, Canada, May 2009. Doi:10.1117/12.839807.

H. Teimoori, A. Assadihaghi, R. Radziwilovicz, S.A. Paredes, S. Bidnyk, K. Hinzer, T. Hall, Passive optical network extensions for the future Internet requirements, Photonics North 2009, Quebec City, Canada (May 2009). Invited.

R. Millett, H. Schriemer, K. Hinzer, K. Dridi, T. Hall, Fabrication-tolerant 1310 nm laterally-coupled distributed feedback lasers with high side mode suppression ratios, Photonics North 2009, Quebec City, Canada (May 2009).

A. Assadihaghi, H. Teimoori, A. Benhsaien, V. Tolstikhin, T. J. Hall, K. Hinzer, Semiconductor optical amplifier designs for passive optical network extension, (2 pages), 21st International Conference on Indium Phosphide and Related Materials, Newport Beach, USA, May 13, pp. 289-291 (2009).  Doi:10.1109/ICIPRM.2009.5012516.

Z. G. Lu, J. R. Liu, P. J. Poole, S. Raymond, P. J. Barrios, D. Poitras, G. Pakulski, X. P. Zhang, K. Hinzer, and T. J. Hall, Low noise InAs/InP quantum dot C-band monolithic multiwavelength lasers for WDM-PONs, (4 pages), Optical Fiber Communications conference and exposition (OFC), pp. 330-332, JWA27, San Diego, USA, March 22-26th, (2009).  Doi:10.1364/NFOEC.2009.JWA27.

C. E. Valdivia, J. F. Wheeldon, H. P. Schriemer, T. J. Hall, and K. Hinzer, High-efficiency III-V multi-junction solar cells and concentrator systems, Photovoltaics Workshop, Photovoltaics Innovation Network, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada (Feb 2009). Invited.

R. Millett, K. Hinzer, T. J. Hall, M. Poirier, and H. Schriemer, Monolithically-integrated 4×4 SOA switch fabricated using quantum well intermixing, (9 pages), Photonics West:  Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XI, San Jose, USA, January 24th, 2009, Proc. SPIE 7219, 7219-19 (2009). Doi:10.1117/12.808203.

C. E. Valdivia, Research roundtable panel, Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) Solar Conference 2008, Toronto, Canada (Dec 2008). Invited.

V. K. Narasimhan, C. E. Valdivia, N. Yastrebova, J. Fafard, V. Tatsiankou, F. Le Jean, T. J. Hall, and K. Hinzer, Performance analysis of III-V triple-junction concentrator solar cells under varying temperature and intensity, (2 pages), IEEE-Lasers & Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting, Paper MK2, Newport Beach, California, Nov. 10, 2008. pp 165-168.

R. Radziwilowicz, H. Teimoori, S. A. Paredes, V. Tolstikhin, K. Hinzer, and T. J. Hall, Power budget considerations in CWDM/TDM based passive optical networks, (4 pages), Proc. of IEEE, 1st Microsystems and Nanoelectronics Research Conference (MNRC 2008), Oct 15th, 2008, pp. 173-176 (2008). Doi: 10.1109/MNRC.2008.4683406.

A. Assadihaghi, H. Teimoori, R. Millett, A. Benhsaien, V. Tolstikhin, T. J. Hall, and K. Hinzer, O-band semiconductor optical amplifier design for CWDM applications, (4 pages), Proc. of IEEE,  1st Microsystems and Nanoelectronics Research Conference (MNRC 2008), Oct 15th, 2008, pp. 89-92 (2008). Doi: 10.1109/MNRC.2008.4683385.

V. K. Narasimhan, N. Yastrebova, C. E. Valdivia, T. J. Hall, K. Hinzer, D. Masson, A. Jaouad, R. Arès, and V. Aimez, Effect of parameter variations on the current-voltage behavior of AlGaAs tunnel junction models, (4 pages), Proc. of IEEE, 1st Microsystems and Nanoelectronics Research Conference (MNRC 2008), Oct 15th, 2008, pp. 165-168 (2008). Doi: 10.1109/MNRC.2008.4683404.

R. Millett, K. Hinzer, T. J. Hall, and H. Schriemer, Optimal cavity lengths and duty cycles for second-order laterally-coupled distributed feedback lasers, (4 pages), Proc. of IEEE, 1st Microsystems and Nanoelectronics Research Conference (MNRC 2008), Oct 15th, 2008,  pp. 61-64 (2008). Doi: 10.1109.MNRC.2008.4683378.

R. Millett, A. Benhsaien, K. Hinzer, T. J. Hall, and H. Schriemer, Simulation of fourth-order laterally-coupled gratings, (5 pages), COMSOL Conference 2008, Boston, USA, Oct. 9-11th, 2008.

R. Millett, H. Schriemer, T. Hall, K. Hinzer, Properties of laterally-coupled distributed feedback lasers with higher order gratings, Numerical Simulations of Optoelectronic Devices (NUSOD’08), MB2, Nottingham, United Kingdom (Aug 2008). Image from abstract selected for proceedings cover.

C. E. Valdivia, N. Yastrebova, H. Schriemer, T. J. Hall, D. Masson, E. Desfonds, S.Fafard, K. Hinzer, High-power-density concentrated solar cell systems for electricity generation in buildings, (9 pages),  3rd Canadian Solar Building Conference, Fredericton, Canada, August 2008.

C. E. Valdivia, E. Desfonds, D. Masson, S.Fafard, A. Carlson, J. Cook, T. J. Hall, K. Hinzer, Optimization of antireflection coating design for multi-junction solar cells and concentrator systems, (10 pages), Proc. SPIE 7099, 709915-1 to 709915-10, Photonics North, Montreal, QC, June 2-4th, 2008. Doi:10.1117/12.807675.

R. Millett, K. Hinzer, T. J. Hall, and H. Schriemer, Fabrication-tolerant higher order laterally-coupled distributed feedback lasers, (12 pages), Proc. SPIE 7099, 70991P-1 to 70991P-12, Photonics North, Montreal, QC, June 2-4th, 2008. Doi:10.1117/12.807411.

J. Wheeldon and H. Schriemer,Polarization Singularities and Local Field Symmetries in Photonic Crystals, IEEE LEOS Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics, Freiburg, Germany, 2008.

R. Millett, T. J. Hall, K. Hinzer, V. Tolstikhin, K. Pimenov, Y. Logvin and H. Schriemer, Monolithically integrated InGaAsP/InP 1×2 SOA optical switch, (12 pages), Proc. SPIE, 6796, 67962Y (2007). Doi:10.117/12.778938.

R. Shankar, J. Couturier, K. Hinzer, and T. J. Hall, Scalability analysis in terms of crosstalk in NZ-DSF ring networks constructed with WSS based ROADM, (11 pages), Proc. of SPIE, 6796, 67962T (2007). Doi:10.117/12.779078.

 

White Papers

See White Papers page for a list of a few unpublished documents from SUNLAB.