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New method to design halftone mask for the fabrication of continuous microrelief structure
Author(s): Jingqin Su; Jinglei Du; Jun Yao; Fuhua Gao; Yongkang Guo; Zheng Cui
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Paper Abstract

A new method is proposed to design gray-tone masks for fabrication of surface relief microstructures. Unlike previous methods which modulate the light intensity by changing the cell size or cell pitch only, the method relays on adjusting both the shape and position of a cell which gives an extra freedom to control the design accuracy. Using the new method a gray-tone mask has been designed to produce a hemispherical shape relief structure. Based on the theory of partial coherent light and the resist development model, the intensity distribution through the gray-tone mask and exposure of photoresist have been simulated. Nonlinear effects in aerial image and resist development have been taken into account to correct the mask design. The accuracy of the gray-tone mask design has been confirmed by simulation of 3D resist profiles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 March 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3680, Design, Test, and Microfabrication of MEMS and MOEMS, (10 March 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.341286
Show Author Affiliations
Jingqin Su, Sichuan Univ. (China)
Jinglei Du, Sichuan Univ. (China)
Jun Yao, Sichuan Univ. (United Kingdom)
Fuhua Gao, Sichuan Univ. (China)
Yongkang Guo, Sichuan Univ. (China)
Zheng Cui, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3680:
Design, Test, and Microfabrication of MEMS and MOEMS
Bernard Courtois; Wolfgang Ehrfeld; Selden B. Crary; Wolfgang Ehrfeld; Hiroyuki Fujita; Jean Michel Karam; Karen W. Markus, Editor(s)

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