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Application of deep-UV attenuated PSM to 0.2-um contact hole patterning technology
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Paper Abstract

In order to develop 1 G bit DRAM of 0.18 micrometers design rule, it is required to generate 0.2 micrometers contact hole patterns with local DOF over 1.0 micrometers . One of good candidates is DUV attenuated phase shift mask (PSM), which improves the lithographic process margin such as depth of focus (DOF), especially in contact hole patterns due to edge enhancement effect. In the case of DUV attenuated PSM, the optimum condition for contact hole patterns near 0.2 micrometers has been investigated by simulations and experiments using chromium- based attenuated PSM with the transmittance of 6% at 248 nm wavelength. We obtained local DOF of 1.2 micrometers for 0.2 micrometers contact hole of 1 G bit DRAM with printing bias of -0.046 micrometers using KrF laser system (0.31 (sigma) , 0.55 NA). We evaluated the characteristics of contact hole with various duty ratios and defect printability using programmed defects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 December 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2884, 16th Annual BACUS Symposium on Photomask Technology and Management, (27 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.262823
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Il-Ho Lee, Hyundai Electronics Industries Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
Seo-Min Kim, Hyundai Electronics Industries Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
Chang-Nam Ahn, Hyundai Electronics Industries Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
Ki-Ho Baik, Hyundai Electronics Industries Co., Ltd. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2884:
16th Annual BACUS Symposium on Photomask Technology and Management
Gilbert V. Shelden; James A. Reynolds, Editor(s)

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