journal publications



V. Ganapati, C. Ho, and E. Yablonovitch, "Intermediate Mirrors to Reach Theoretical Efficiency Limits of Multi-Bandgap Solar Cells," 2014. [ arxiv ]

V. Ganapati, O. D. Miller, and E. Yablonovitch, "Light Trapping Textures Designed by Electromagnetic Optimization for Sub-Wavelength Thick Solar Cells," IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 2013. [ link | pdf | arxiv ]

V. Ganapati, D.P. Fenning, M.I. Bertoni, C.E. Kendrick, A.E. Fecych, J.M. Redwing, T. Buonassisi, "Seeding of Silicon Wire Growth by Out-Diffused Metal Precipitates," Small, 2011. [ link | pdf ]

V. Ganapati, S. Schoenfelder, S. Castellanos, S. Oener, R. Koepge, A. Sampson, M.A. Marcus, B. Lai, H. Morhenn, G. Hahn, J. Bagdahn, T. Buonassisi, "Infrared birefringence imaging of residual stress and bulk defects in multicrystalline silicon," Journal of Applied Physics, 2010. [ link | pdf ]


selected conferences



V. Ganapati, O. D. Miller, and E. Yablonovitch, "Electromagnetic Inverse Design of Light Trapping Textures for Subwavelength Thick Solar Cells," IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC 39), June 2013 (Best Student Presentation Finalist).

S. Bhargava, O. D. Miller, V. Ganapati, and E. Yablonovitch, "Inverse Design of Optical Antennas for Sub-Wavelength Energy Delivery," CLEO: Science and Innovations, June 2013. [ link | pdf ]

V. Ganapati, O. D. Miller, and E. Yablonovitch, "Spontaneous symmetry-breaking in the optimization of subwavelength solar cell textures for light trapping," IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC 38), June 2012 (Best Student Presentation Finalist). [ link | pdf ]

O. D. Miller, V. Ganapati, and E. Yablonovitch, "Inverse Design of a Nano-Scale Surface Texture for Light Trapping," CLEO: Science and Innovations, May 2012. [ link | pdf ]

V. Ganapati, S. Schoenfelder, S. Castellanos, S. Oener, T. Buonassisi, "Infrared birefringence imaging of residual stress and bulk defects in multicrystalline silicon," Proc. 35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Honolulu, HI (2010). [ pdf ]

S. Schoenfelder, A. Sampson, V. Ganapati, R. Koepge, S. Castellanos, S. ├ľner, T. Buonassisi, "Quantitative stress measurements of bulk microdefects in multicrystalline silicon," Proc. 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, Hamburg, Germany (2009) pp.977-980. [ pdf ]