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A technique to determine a capability to detect adjacent defects during the die-to-database inspection of reticle patterns
Author(s): Syarhei Avakaw; Aliaksandr Korneliuk; Alena Tsitko
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Paper Abstract

The paper analyses the factors which influence minimal features of detected adjacent defects during the die-to-database inspection of reticles. The analysis of influence of a set of factors, describing an instrumental error of the automatic reticle inspection system, and of a set of factors, describing a reticle patterning process, on various types of adjacent defects is made. Some relations are cited, describing interrelation of the size of the minimal adjacent defect and the pixel size of the automatic reticle inspection system. A concept of the optimum and preset sizes of the minimal detected defect is introduced. The analysis of dependence of the number of false defects on the size of the preset minimal detected adjacent defect is made, as well as a criterion to choose an optimum capability of detection of adjacent defects is given. In conclusion, parameters of automatic reticle inspection systems developed at Planar Concern are given, specifying the adjacent defects detection capability. Also the parameters of the systems designed for 0.35 μm, 0.18 μm and 65 nm processes are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 June 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6281, 22nd European Mask and Lithography Conference, 62810W (21 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.692744
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Syarhei Avakaw, Planar Concern (Belarus)
Aliaksandr Korneliuk, Planar Concern (Belarus)
Alena Tsitko, Planar Concern (Belarus)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6281:
22nd European Mask and Lithography Conference
Uwe F. W. Behringer, Editor(s)

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