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Validation of a fast and accurate 3D mask model for SRAF printability analysis at 32nm node
Author(s): Peng Liu; Christian Zuniga; Zhongtuan Ma; Hanying Feng
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Paper Abstract

The accuracy of a fast 3D thick mask model is evaluated for 6% AttPSM having sub-resolution assist features (SRAF). The main features and SRAFs are designed to print 40nm lines or spaces on wafer (k1~0.28) through pitch from 100nm to 500nm. The resulting optimum SRAF sizes vary from 10nm to 48nm depending on the main feature pitch, mask tone and illuminator shape. The model accuracy is evaluated on both main feature CDs and SRAF side lobe intensities by comparing with a rigorous model. The fast 3D model shows improvements in both areas over thin mask model, particularly in SRAF printability prediction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 October 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6730, Photomask Technology 2007, 67301R (30 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.746704
Show Author Affiliations
Peng Liu, Brion Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Christian Zuniga, Brion Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Zhongtuan Ma, Brion Technologies Co., Ltd. (China)
Hanying Feng, Brion Technologies, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6730:
Photomask Technology 2007
Robert J. Naber; Hiroichi Kawahira, Editor(s)

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