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Status report on EUV source development and EUV source applications in EUVL
Author(s): Vivek Bakshi; Rainer Lebert; Bernhard Jägle; Christian Wies; Uwe Stamm; Juergen Kleinschmidt; Guido Schriever; Christian Ziener; Marc Corthout; Joseph Pankert; Klaus Bergmann; Willi Neff; André Egbert; Deborah Gustafson
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Paper Abstract

Extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL) is the leading technology for patterning at the 32 nm technology node and be-yond. EUVL light at 13.5 nm is used to print circuits. This light is produced by heating fuel (Xe, Sn) in EUV sources to a very high temperature by using either magnetic compression or laser irradiation. Today EUV source power remains the number one concern for implementation of EUVL in high volume manufacturing. Over the last few years, much pro-gress has been made in EUV source performance and availability. Today, alpha level high power (~10 W) EUV sources have been integrated in alpha level EUVL scanners. Medium and low power EUV sources are used for in-house metrol-ogy and performance studies on EUV mask blanks, EUV masks, photoresists, and optical elements. These compact dis-charge sources with medium power in the range of 10-100 mW/sr/2% bandwidth and low power EUV tubes are being used by various R&D labs for development of mask, optics, and resists. Previously, development of EUVL was mostly located at beamlines; today, these low power EUV sources are instrumental in allowing in-house R&D projects. In this paper, the latest status of high power EUV sources, low and medium power metrology sources, and some of their appli-cations are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6533, 23rd European Mask and Lithography Conference, 653315 (3 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.737183
Show Author Affiliations
Vivek Bakshi, SEMATECH (United States)
Rainer Lebert, AIXUV GmbH (Germany)
Bernhard Jägle, AIXUV GmbH (Germany)
Christian Wies, AIXUV GmbH (Germany)
Uwe Stamm, XTREME technologies GmbH (Germany)
Juergen Kleinschmidt, XTREME technologies GmbH (Germany)
Guido Schriever, XTREME technologies GmbH (Germany)
Christian Ziener, XTREME technologies GmbH (Germany)
Marc Corthout, Philips EUV GmbH (Germany)
Joseph Pankert, Philips EUV GmbH (Germany)
Klaus Bergmann, Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik (Germany)
Willi Neff, Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik (Germany)
André Egbert, Phoenix EUV (Germany)
Deborah Gustafson, Energetiq (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6533:
23rd European Mask and Lithography Conference
Uwe F. W. Behringer, Editor(s)

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