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Advanced mask printability analysis using TINT Virtual Stepper System
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Paper Abstract

Zygo Advanced Imaging Group's TINT Virtual Stepper Defect Analysis System's ability to predict CD printability of various known features on photomasks is tested. These features are analyzed with the TINT Virtual Stepper (VSS) software using known stepper parameters, and subsequently printed using a stepper with the same parameters. CD measurements, SEM imaging, and CD SEM analysis of the feature sites are compared to determine the ability of the TINT Virtual Stepper to accurately simulate feature CD printability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3546, 18th Annual BACUS Symposium on Photomask Technology and Management, (18 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.332869
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Darren Taylor, Photronics, Inc. (United States)
Richard D. Eandi, Zygo Advanced Imaging Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3546:
18th Annual BACUS Symposium on Photomask Technology and Management
Brian J. Grenon; Frank E. Abboud, Editor(s)

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