5 July 2000 High-transmission attenuated PSM: benefits and limitations through a validation study of 33%, 20%, and 6% transmission masks
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
Simulations indicate high transmission attenuated phase shift mask to improve resolution, reduce line end shortening, corner rounding and provide process window enhancements for some pitches. They also indicate that as the transmission is increased for line feature, the Normalized image log slope increases for all pitches. In this work the performance of 33 percent and 20 percent attenuated masks has been compared against 6 percent and binary masks. Imaging results were obtained for 160nm features at various pitches with a 0.6NA 248nm SVGL MSIII with conventional and annular illumination. Performance of high transmission in terms of Depth of Focus, overlapping process windows, exposure latitude and proximity effects with the various percent transmissions. Critical issues such as manufacturing of tri-tone masks, inspection, repair and material availability for high transmission masks will be addressed.
© (2000) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Nishrin Kachwala, John S. Petersen, Martin McCallum, "High-transmission attenuated PSM: benefits and limitations through a validation study of 33%, 20%, and 6% transmission masks", Proc. SPIE 4000, Optical Microlithography XIII, (5 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.388953; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.388953
PROCEEDINGS
12 PAGES


SHARE
Back to Top