The following work lays the foundation for the further development of high resolution photolithography at RIT using a GCA 4800 DSW wafer stepper. It has been determined experimentally that . the machine is presently capable of printing 1.4 micrometer lines and spaces with and exposure latitude of 10% over the entire wafer. The stage precision is within the +0.2 micron spec, and the system registration is within the + 0.35 micron specification. The stage orthogonality has been corrected so that it is within the + 0.5 arc second specification. Optical distortion is within its spec of + 0.2 microns, while lens reduction and die rotation were found to be slightly out of their specs of + 0.2 microns and +0.1 microns respectively. It is intended that this machine be used to produce devices using three micron design rules, and considering these results, that will not be a problem.

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Semiconductor wafers--Equipment and supplies--Design and construction; Semiconductor wafers--Design and construction; Integrated circuits--Design and construction; Microlithography; Photolithography

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Electrical Engineering (KGCOE)


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