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High-accuracy characterization of antireflective coatings and photoresists by spectroscopic ellipsometry: a new tool for 300-mm-wafer technology
Author(s): Pierre Boher; Christophe Defranoux; Sophie Bourtault; Jean-Louis P. Stehle
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Paper Abstract

In order to characterize 300mm wafers at different stages of the IC manufacturing, a new tool based on spectroscopic ellipsometry has been recently developed at SOPRA. This new instrument called SE-300 has some important new features compared to the other ellipsometers of SOPRA or of the competition. First the optical setup allows to obtained very small measurement spots down to 35 by 45 micrometers in polychromatic light to be able to work from deep UV 190nm to near IR; second the combined monochromator/spectrometer is directly setup on the analyzer arm and allows both multichannel and scanning measurements on the same spot. Scanning measurement made with a real double monochromator including prism and grating allows very accurate measurement that can be used to extract optical indices and solve complex multilayer structures. Multichannel measurements are made through a prism/grating spectrometer with quasi-linear dispersion in wavelength. All the elements are fully compatible with the new generation of 300mm wafers. Practical results obtained on antireflective coatings and photoresist films are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3743, In-Line Characterization, Yield Reliability, and Failure Analyses in Microelectronic Manufacturing, (27 April 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.346910
Show Author Affiliations
Pierre Boher, SOPRA SA (France)
Christophe Defranoux, SOPRA SA (France)
Sophie Bourtault, SOPRA SA (France)
Jean-Louis P. Stehle, SOPRA SA (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3743:
In-Line Characterization, Yield Reliability, and Failure Analyses in Microelectronic Manufacturing
Kostas Amberiadis; Gudrun Kissinger; Katsuya Okumura; Seshu Pabbisetty; Larg H. Weiland, Editor(s)

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