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Beamline for measurement and characterization of multilayer optics for EUV lithography
Author(s): James H. Underwood; Eric M. Gullikson
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Paper Abstract

Currently, intense efforts are in progress to develop a system to print 0.1 micrometers features operating at an extreme UV (EUV) wavelength between 11 and 14 nm. Such a development is critically dependent on the multilayer reflectors which are needed to coat the reflective masks and the optical elements of both the condenser and the projection systems. Understanding of the optical properties of these coatings requires an accurate, well-characterized and stable measurement facility operating over the appropriate wavelength range. This paper describes a beamline installed on a synchrotron radiation source which provides exceptionally high flux, high spectral resolution, absolute wavelength calibration, and excellent higher order suppression in the EUV range. It allows reflectivity measurements to be made to a precision of better than 0.5 percent, determination of wavelength to 0.01 percent, and the measurement of scattering down to 10-10 of the specular beam. The achievement of this performance through the design of the beamline is briefly discussed, and a variety of representative results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 June 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3331, Emerging Lithographic Technologies II, (5 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.309608
Show Author Affiliations
James H. Underwood, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. and Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Eric M. Gullikson, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. and Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3331:
Emerging Lithographic Technologies II
Yuli Vladimirsky, Editor(s)

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