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Effect of operating points in submicron CD measurements
Author(s): Mircea V. Dusa; Christoph Jung; Paul Jung; Detlef Hogenkamp; Klaus-Dieter Roeth
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Paper Abstract

A new measuring method was developed to optimize the submicron CD measurements with a conventional optical microscope system. An optimum combination of the inspection system optical parameters is used to accurately and precisely measure each feature of interest. Such combinations are considered to define the 'operating points' for the new measuring method. Also, the slope of the logarithm of the image intensity profile was determined to be an appropriate metric of aerial image quality in order to predict the operating points number and their placement. This paper discusses the experimental results obtained in measuring 0.75 micrometers isolated spaces with the proposed method and the construction of the operating points for this feature, with the measured linewidth data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1464, Integrated Circuit Metrology, Inspection, and Process Control V, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.44457
Show Author Affiliations
Mircea V. Dusa, SEEQ Technology Inc. (United States)
Christoph Jung, LEICA MSW GmbH (Germany)
Paul Jung, LEICA MSW GmbH (Germany)
Detlef Hogenkamp, LEICA MSW GmbH (Germany)
Klaus-Dieter Roeth, LEICA MSW GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1464:
Integrated Circuit Metrology, Inspection, and Process Control V
William H. Arnold, Editor(s)

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