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High-resolution in-die metrology using beam profile reflectometry and ellipsometry
Author(s): Chungsam Jun; Jangik Park; Jon Opsal; Heath Pois; In-Kyo Kim; Jung-Wook Kim; Lena Nicolaides
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Paper Abstract

A new application for ultra-fast and repeatable in-die determination of CD structures at the ~1 &mgr;m length scale using BPR®/BPE® (Beam Profile Reflectometry/Ellipsometry) technologies on an Opti-Probe OP9000 series system, is presented and summarized. Two structures were measured and analyzed, including a poly-silicon CD standard and an advanced poly-silicon recessed structure relevant to advanced memory devices. A focused beam spot (~1 &mgr;m) and "fast BPR" data acquisition capability (~17 ms) were utilized to perform high-resolution scans across wafer and within single die regions. Rotating Compensator Spectroscopic Ellipsometry (RCSE®) signals were also used to independently determine and compare to BPR results from data collected over larger areas (~15 &mgr;m). The BPR/BPE and SE results for line CD were found to have high correlation. Further, model regression for SE data coupled with an artificial neural network model and fast BPR were utilized to measure and calculate 10,000 points across a 1 mm2 area in a matter of minutes. Overall, the results were found to be repeatable and correlated well to CD-SEM analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 April 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6518, Metrology, Inspection, and Process Control for Microlithography XXI, 65183D (5 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.712516
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Chungsam Jun, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
Jangik Park, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
Jon Opsal, Therma-Wave, Inc. (United States)
Heath Pois, Therma-Wave, Inc. (United States)
In-Kyo Kim, Therma-Wave, Inc. (United States)
Jung-Wook Kim, Therma-Wave, Inc. (United States)
Lena Nicolaides, Therma-Wave, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6518:
Metrology, Inspection, and Process Control for Microlithography XXI
Chas N. Archie, Editor(s)

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