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29 June 1998 ArF lasers for production of semiconductor devices with CD<0.15 μm
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The present day notion of the extensibility of KrF laser technology to ArF is revisited. We show that a robust solution to ArF requirements can be met by significantly altering the laser's core technology-discharge chamber, pulsed power and optics. With these changes, a practical ArF tool can be developed. Some of the laser specifications are: Bandwidth: 0.6 pm (FWHM) 1.75 pm (95% Included Energy); Average Power: 5 W; Repetition Rate: 1000 Hz; Energy Stability (3(sigma) ): 20% (burst mode) 8% (continuous); Pulse Width: 25 ns.
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Thomas P. Duffey, Todd J. Embree, Toshihiko Ishihara, Richard G. Morton, William N. Partlo, Tom A. Watson, and Richard L. Sandstrom "ArF lasers for production of semiconductor devices with CD<0.15 μm", Proc. SPIE 3334, Optical Microlithography XI, (29 June 1998);

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