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 new patent  Spectral feature control apparatus

A spectral feature selection apparatus includes a dispersive optical element arranged to interact with a pulsed light beam; three or more refractive optical elements arranged in a path of the pulsed light beam between the dispersive optical element and a pulsed optical source; and one or more actuation systems, each... Cymer Llc

 new patent  Wafer-based light source parameter control

A photolithography method includes producing, from an optical source, a pulsed light beam; and scanning the pulsed light beam across a substrate of a lithography exposure apparatus to expose the substrate with the pulsed light beam including exposing each sub-area of the substrate with the pulsed light beam. A sub-area... Cymer Llc

 new patent  Control of a spectral feature of a pulsed light beam

A spectral feature of a pulsed light beam produced by an optical source is controlled by a method. The method includes producing a pulsed light beam at a pulse repetition rate; directing the pulsed light beam toward a substrate received in a lithography exposure apparatus to expose the substrate to... Cymer Llc

Estimating a gain relationship of an optical source

An indication of an output of an optical source of a photolithography system is accessed; an indication of an input provided to the optical source is accessed, the provided input being associated with the accessed indication of the output of the optical source; an output error is determined from an... Cymer Llc

Adjusting an amount of coherence of a light beam

Techniques for controlling an optical system include accessing a measured value of a property of a particular pulse of a pulsed light beam emitted from the optical system, the property being related to an amount of coherence of the light beam; comparing the measured value of the property of the... Cymer Llc

Lithography optics adjustment and monitoring

Methods and apparatus for in situ compensation for damage or misalignment of optical elements are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods and apparatus for facilitating alignment of replacement optical elements so that the amount of time in a system including the optical elements can be reduced. Also disclosed are methods and... Cymer Llc

Lithography optics adjustment and monitoring

Methods and apparatus for processing an image of a beam generated by an optical system to extract information indicative of an extent of damage to optical elements in the optical system. Also disclosed is a beam image and analysis tool capable of acquiring an image of a beam at any... Cymer Llc

Wafer-based light source parameter control

A photolithography method includes instructing an optical source to produce a pulsed light beam; scanning the pulsed light beam across a wafer of a lithography exposure apparatus to expose the wafer with the pulsed light beam; during scanning of the pulsed light beam across the wafer, receiving a characteristic of... Cymer Llc

Online calibration for repetition rate dependent performance variables

Online calibration of laser performance as a function of the repetition rate at which the laser is operated is disclosed. The calibration can be periodic and carried out during a scheduled during a non-exposure period. Various criteria can be used to automatically select the repetition rates that result in reliable... Cymer Llc

System and automatic gas optimization in a two-chamber gas discharge laser system

A system and method for automatically performing gas optimization after a refill in the chambers of a two chamber gas discharge laser is disclosed. The laser is fired at low power, and the gas in the amplifier laser chamber bled if necessary until the discharge voltage meets or exceeds a... Cymer Llc

Gas optimization in a gas discharge light source

In a method, energy is supplied to a first gas discharge chamber of a first stage until a pulsed amplified light beam is output from the first stage and directed toward a second stage. While the energy is supplied to the first gas discharge chamber: a value of an operating... Cymer Llc

Gas mixture control in a gas discharge light source

A gas discharge light source includes a gas discharge system that includes one or more gas discharge chambers. Each of the gas discharge chambers in the gas discharge system is filled with a respective gas mixture. For each gas discharge chamber, a pulsed energy is supplied to the respective gas... Cymer Llc

Gas mixture control in a gas discharge light source

A gas discharge light source includes a gas discharge system that includes one or more gas discharge chambers. Each of the gas discharge chambers in the gas discharge system is filled with a respective gas mixture. For each gas discharge chamber, a pulsed energy is supplied to the respective gas... Cymer Llc

Online calibration for repetition rate dependent performance variables

Online calibration of laser performance as a function of the repetition rate at which the laser is operated is disclosed. The calibration can be periodic and carried out during a scheduled during a non-exposure period. Various criteria can be used to automatically select the repetition rates that result in reliable... Cymer Llc

Pulsed light beam spectral feature control

A system includes a first actuatable apparatus of an optical source, the first actuatable apparatus being altered within a range of values about a target value to thereby alter a spectral feature of the light beam; a second actuatable apparatus of the optical source, the second actuatable apparatus being altered... Cymer Llc

Polarization control of pulsed light beam

A photolithography system includes an optical system, an actuation apparatus, and a control module. The optical system includes an optical source that produces a pulsed light beam traveling along a beam path; a plurality of optical components positioned between the optical source and a photolithography exposure apparatus, at least some... Cymer Llc

Controller for an optical system

A lithography system includes an optical source configured to emit a pulsed light beam; a lithography apparatus including an optical system, the optical system being positioned to receive the pulsed light beam from the optical source at a first side of the optical system and to emit the pulsed light... Cymer Llc








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