We investigate the variation in doping-induced contrast with photon energy in photoelectron emission microscopy images of Si pn devices using a free-electron laser as a tunable monochromatic light source. Photoyield is observed from p-doped regions of the devices for photon energies as low as 4.5 eV. Band tailing is the dominant effect contributing to the low energy photoyield from the heavily doped p regions. The low intensity tail from the n regions, however, may be from surface states.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)