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Prediction of lithographic performance of resist/BARC bilayers in topographic situations: application to organic and inorganic BARCs
Author(s): Andre Schiltz; Patrick Schiavone
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Paper Abstract

Due to inherent planarization effects when coating on topography, both the resist and organic bottom anti reflective coating (BARC) thicknesses vary, as do the final reflectivity and critical dimensions (CD). As a consequence, determination of the optimal BARC thicknesses and prediction of the lithographic performance, taking into account topography effects over the whole chip, are not easy. Lithographic performances are thus usually measured or calculated using modeling over plane wafers. In this paper, we propose a practical representation of the lithographic performance of the BARC/resist bilayer and a simulation algorithm allowing determination of both the optimal BARC thicknesses and the lithographic performance window over the whole chip. Practical examples are given demonstrating the role of such a simulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3049, Advances in Resist Technology and Processing XIV, (7 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.275840
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Andre Schiltz, France Telecom/CNET (France)
Patrick Schiavone, France Telecom/CNET (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3049:
Advances in Resist Technology and Processing XIV
Regine G. Tarascon-Auriol, Editor(s)

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