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24 March 2006 High-temperature LPP collector mirror
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The EUV source output power and the collector optics lifetime have been identified as critical key issues for EUV lithography. In order to meet these requirements a heated collector concept was realized for the first time. An ellipsoidal collector substrate with an outer diameter of 320 mm was coated with a laterally graded high-temperature multilayer. The interface-engineered Mo/Si multilayer coating was optimized in terms of high peak reflectivity at 13.5 nm and a working temperature of 400 °C. Barrier layers were introduced on both interfaces to block thermally induced interdiffusion processes of molybdenum and silicon to provide long-term optical stability of the multilayer at elevated temperatures. A normal-incidence reflectance of more than 40 % at 13.55 nm was measured after heating. After initial annealing at 400 °C for one hour, no degradation of the optical properties of these multilayer coatings occurred during both long-term heating tests for up to 100 hours and multiple annealing cycles. The successful realization of this high-temperature sub-aperture collector mirror represents a major step towards the implementation of the heated collector concept and illustrates the great potential of high-temperature EUV multilayer coatings.
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Torsten Feigl, Sergiy Yulin, Nicolas Benoit, Norbert Kaiser, Norbert R. Böwering, Alex I. Ershov, Oleh V. Khodykin, John W. Viatella, Kent Bruzzone, Igor V. Fomenkov, and David W. Myers "High-temperature LPP collector mirror", Proc. SPIE 6151, Emerging Lithographic Technologies X, 61514A (24 March 2006);


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