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Application of differential phase contrast imaging to EUV mask inspection: a numerical study
Author(s): Xibin Zhou; Dominic Ashworth; Frank Goodwin; Kevin Cummings
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate numerically that oblique off-axis illumination could enhance the contrast and extend the depth of focus of EUV phase defects detection. In addition to quantitative observation, it also allows us to extract the resolution-limited defect phase profiles quantitatively. This scheme can be easily implemented in both full field and scanning mask inspection tools.

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Date Published: 6 April 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9422, Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) Lithography VI, 94221E (6 April 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2085945
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Xibin Zhou, SEMATECH Inc. (United States)
Dominic Ashworth, SEMATECH Inc. (United States)
Frank Goodwin, SEMATECH Inc. (United States)
Kevin Cummings, SEMATECH Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9422:
Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) Lithography VI
Obert R. Wood; Eric M. Panning, Editor(s)

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