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Current technological status of spatial-filtering method for soft defect detection
Author(s): Tsuneyuki Hagiwara
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Paper Abstract

Laser-based mask inspection systems are indispensable to attaining better yield, in both the semiconductor manufacturing process and the mask manufacturing process, because of their high throughput. We describe this issue citing the operational principle of our AM-601D (A reticle particle inspection system that we manufacture, rated sensitivity is defined by 0.5 micrometer polystyrene latex spheres), which is based on a spatial filtering method with a raster scanning of a focused laser beam.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2621, 15th Annual BACUS Symposium on Photomask Technology and Management, (8 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228163
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Tsuneyuki Hagiwara, Nikon Corp. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2621:
15th Annual BACUS Symposium on Photomask Technology and Management
Gilbert V. Shelden; James N. Wiley, Editor(s)

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