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  • Received: Aug. 22, 2013

    Accepted: --

    Posted: Feb. 1, 2014

    Published Online: Jan. 23, 2014

    The Author Email: Jishuo Yang (yangjishuo_01@126.com)

    DOI: 10.3788/aos201434.0211004

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    Yang Jishuo, Wang Xiangzhao, Li Sikun, Yan Guanyong. In Situ Aberration Measurement Method Based on a Phase-Shift Rings Target[J]. Acta Optica Sinica, 2014, 34(2): 211004

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Acta Optica Sinica, Vol. 34, Issue 2, 211004 (2014)

In Situ Aberration Measurement Method Based on a Phase-Shift Rings Target

Jishuo Yang1,2,*, Xiangzhao Wang1,2, Sikun Li1, and Guanyong Yan1,2

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Abstract

An in situ aberration measurement method based on a two-dimensional (2D) phase-shift rings target is proposed for quality evaluation of the lithographic projection lenses. A linear model between aerial-image intensity distribution and wavefront aberrations is built by principal component analysis (PCA) and multivariate linear regression analyses. Compared with the binary target in the AMAI-PCA method, the aerial images of the phase-shift rings contain more information which owns the ability of eliminating crosstalk between different kinds of aberrations, therefore, the accuracies of aberration measurement are improved. Impacts of aerial-image defocus error on the extractions of aberrations are analyzed. A measurement method for defocus error is also proposed. Simulations with the lithographic simulator Dr.LiTHO show that the proposed method can detect 12 terms of Zernike coefficients (Z5~Z16) with maximum error of 1×10-3λ. Simultaneously, the speed of aberration measurement is doubled because less aerial images need to be captured for the merit of applying the new 2D target.

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