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Coherence effects in Makyoh topography
Author(s): Ferenc Riesz
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Paper Abstract

Makyoh topography is an optical tool for the flatness testing of specular surfaces, based on the defocused detection of a collimated light beam reflected from the tested surface. The reflection image is related to the relief pattern of the tested surface due to the focusing/defocusing action of the surface irregularities. The main application of the method is semiconductor technology. In this contribution, the effects of the coherence of the illumination on the Makyoh imaging is analyzed. It is shown that coherence effects are expected even for white-light illumination because of the small source size. Under optimum imaging conditions, coherence is manifested as diffraction patterns around isolated defects and at sample edges, and as speckle due to surface roughness. These phenomena are analyzed as a function of surface roughness, illumination coherency and wavelength, light source size and instrumental geometrical parameters. The findings are illustrated with experimental images of various semiconductor samples.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 May 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8082, Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection VII, 80822I (27 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.888968
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Ferenc Riesz, Research Institute for Technical Physics and Materials Science (Hungary)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8082:
Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection VII
Peter H. Lehmann; Wolfgang Osten; Kay Gastinger, Editor(s)

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