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Titanium oxide film for the bottom antireflective layer in deep ultraviolet lithography

Jun, B-H, Han, S-S, Kim, K-S, Lee, J-S, Jiang, Z-T, Bae, B-S, No, K., Kim, D-W, Kang, H-Y and Koh, Y-B (1997) Titanium oxide film for the bottom antireflective layer in deep ultraviolet lithography. Applied Optics, 36 (7). pp. 1482-1486.

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    Abstract

    Titanium oxide thin film, fabricated with tetraisopropyltitanate and oxygen by electron cyclotron resonance–plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition, is investigated as a potential candidate for the antireflective layer in KrF excimer laser (248-nm) lithography. The oxygen flow-rate dependence of the optical properties such as the refractive index (n) and the extinction coefficient (k) of the film at the 248-nm wavelength has been characterized, and the films with the expected combinations of n and k values for the antireflective layer have been deposited. Simulation results indicate that reflectance values of less than 4% and as low as 1.2% can be reached at the interface between the photoresist and the film postulating the structures of the photoresist/300-Å TiOx film/c-Si substrate and the W-Si substrate, respectively, by selected proper combinations of n and k values. Moreover the reflectance can be further reduced to almost zero by changing the film thickness. Thus it is found that titanium oxide thin films can be used as the bottom antireflective layer in KrF excimer laser lithography.

    Publication Type: Journal Article
    Publisher: Optical Society of America
    Copyright: 1997 Optical Society of America
    Notes: This paper was published in Applied Optics and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.36.001482. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
    URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/5210
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