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Characterization of the poly gate ACI structure with laser based angle resolved multiple wavelength scatterometry
Author(s): Gary Jiang; Michael Kotelyanskii; Fei Shen
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Paper Abstract

Optical metrology techniques are essential for process control of gate formation process steps from lithography to the dielectric, spacers, gate and straining layer deposition in sub-90nm technology nodes. Traditionally, optical metrology is based on the measurement of periodic lines or hole arrays using a spectroscopic ellipsometer or reflectometer, collecting data across a wide wavelength spectrum at a single angle of incidence. In this paper, we present results of measurements on periodic Poly-Si gate line arrays using laser based Focused Beam Scatterometry (FBS), illuminating at 3 discrete laser wavelengths while data is collected over an angle of incidence range from 45° to 65°. Accuracy, repeatability, and tool-to-tool matching results for the poly-Si gate line arrays are discussed. Comparison with the CD-SEM and cross-section TEM result for measurement/modeling accuracy is also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 March 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6922, Metrology, Inspection, and Process Control for Microlithography XXII, 69223Q (25 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.772615
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Gary Jiang, Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Michael Kotelyanskii, Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Fei Shen, Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6922:
Metrology, Inspection, and Process Control for Microlithography XXII
John A. Allgair; Christopher J. Raymond, Editor(s)

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