1 July 1991 High-speed stepper setup using a low-voltage SEM
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Abstract
Under low dose conditions, low-voltage SEMs can measure the bottom width of a resist profile accurately over a wide range of resist side wall angles, thus allowing a accurate, precise and fast measurement of focus-exposure matrices. It is also shown that the measured data fits a fixed parameter model well. By means of statistically leveraged experimental design techniques, a robust focus-exposure-response surface may be generated with as few as nine measurements. This approach greatly reduces measurement time, resulting in high-speed stepper setup. Results are shown for different experimental designs and different low- and-high voltage SEMs.
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Jozef P. H. Benschop, Jozef P. H. Benschop, Kevin M. Monahan, Kevin M. Monahan, Tom A. Harris, Tom A. Harris, } "High-speed stepper setup using a low-voltage SEM", Proc. SPIE 1464, Integrated Circuit Metrology, Inspection, and Process Control V, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.44424; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.44424
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