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Innovative rapid photogoniometry method for CD metrology
Author(s): Pierre Boher; Mathieu Luet; Thierry Leroux; Jerome Petit; Pierre Barritault; Jerome Hazart; Patrick Chaton
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Paper Abstract

We present an innovating method to measure simultaneously the specular and non specular diffraction pattern of sub-micronic periodic structures. The sample is illuminated at fixed wavelength in the visible range (green laser) versus a large angular aperture both in incidence (0 to 80°) and azimuth (0 to 180°). A special optical setup including Fourier optics and a CCD camera allows to measure the entire diffraction pattern. The measurement spot size can be reduced to less than 50μm and its position can be visualized directly with the same optical setup. Polarimetric measurements can be made in less than two seconds. This new system is presented in details and the accuracy of the measurement is tested on homogeneous reference SiO2/Si samples. Then the system is applied to submicron gratings. We show that fixed incidence angle measurements are useful to visualize the specular and non specular order. So, the periodicity of the can be extracted directly. In addition the specular and non specular intensity can be used to extract more accurately the topology of the samples. We show that specular reflection versus azimuth angle can provide similar results than conventional techniques. First experimental results on bi-periodic structures are also shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5375, Metrology, Inspection, and Process Control for Microlithography XVIII, (24 May 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.533426
Show Author Affiliations
Pierre Boher, Electronics for Displays and Imaging Devices SA (France)
Mathieu Luet, Electronics for Displays and Imaging Devices SA (France)
Thierry Leroux, Electronics for Displays and Imaging Devices SA (France)
Jerome Petit, Electronics for Displays and Imaging Devices SA (France)
Pierre Barritault, CEA-LETI (France)
Jerome Hazart, CEA-LETI (France)
Patrick Chaton, CEA-LETI (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5375:
Metrology, Inspection, and Process Control for Microlithography XVIII
Richard M. Silver, Editor(s)

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