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Photolithography simulation on nonplanar substrate using the finite-element method with absorbing boundary conditions
Author(s): In-Ho Park; Hye-Keun Oh; S. B. Hyun
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Paper Abstract

A method for simulating exposure, post exposure bake and development process is described and applied for analyzing the problem of reflective stepped substrate. The method is based on the numerical solver of Helmholtz equation and the rigorous boundary condition which considers the entire system consisted of projection optics, photoresist and substrate. Diffusion equation and the ray tracing model are used for simulating the post exposure bake and the development process, respectively. The developed photoresist pattern on the stepped reflective substrate topography are obtained, and it shows irregular resist profiles due to the reflection of light at the step edge.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3051, Optical Microlithography X, (7 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.276037
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In-Ho Park, Univ. of Inchon (South Korea)
Hye-Keun Oh, Hanyang Univ. (South Korea)
S. B. Hyun, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3051:
Optical Microlithography X
Gene E. Fuller, Editor(s)

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