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Gaertner Scientific Corporation – Ellipsometers – Stokes Ellipsometer LSE
Few measuring techniques are as direct or inherently as precise as ellipsometry. Accurate, stable measurements using spectrally precise laser ellipsometry.
Single Layer films such as oxides, nitrides and photoresists can be measured to sub-angstrom precision. The light beam, the state of polarization of which is to be determined, strikes, at oblique angles of incidence, three photodetector ellipsometeer in succession, each of which is partially spectrally reflecting and each of which generates an electrical signal proportional to the fraction of the radiation it absorbs.
An outstanding feature is the Stokes Ellipsometer’s compensation for small changes in angular beam deviation caused by sample out-of-flatness; thus permitting fast, uninterrupted measurement over the ellipsoeter wafer surface without the need to pause to correct for focus and tilt.
Microspot Optics LMS Consist of both a projector optic that reduces the normal 1mm laser beam diameter down to 15 microns and a receiver optic. At 50 degrees incidence the measured area is 15 X 35 microns. The oldest measurement method is manual nulling which requires rotating the polarizer and analyzer circles until the reflected beam from the sample is extinguished.
Similar elliposmeter source used by NIST to produce calibration standards. Simple, compact tabletop instrument – competitively priced. Fastest possible instrument for thin film measurement. Keep in mind however that some samples are simply too rough and scatter too much light to be measured ellipsometrically.
Gaertner Scientific LSE-WS Stokes WaferSkan Ellipsometer
Measures complete state of polarization useful for rough, scattering samples. This gives Stokes Ellipsometers the unique ability to instantly separate the polarized from the unpolarized components of the measuring beam thereby delivering a highly accurate measurement of film thickness and index based only on the totally polarized component of light. Transparent films from under one angstrom up to several microns and absorbing films less than angstroms thick can be measured ellipsometrically.
From thin gate oxides only tens of angstroms thick to thick gaergner and photoresists Gaertner has earned a reputation for providing precise, reliable results.
The light beam, the state of polarization of which is to be determined, strikes, at oblique angles of incidence, three photodetector surfaces in succession, each of which is partially spectrally reflecting and each of which generates an electrical signal proportional to the fraction of the radiation it absorbs.
Get many of the ellipsometsr of spectroscopic ellipsometers without the complexity. As with any bright source such as the sun or arc lamp, the operator should not stare directly into the laser beam or into its reflection from highly reflecting surfaces.
Gaertner Scientific Corporation – Ellipsometers – Calibration Standards
Stokes Ellipsometers comply with European safety directives and carry the CE mark. Advanced StokesMeter determines the complete measuring beam polarization using no moving parts and no modulators, only 4 stationary silicon detectors so measurements are stable and exact. The 4×4 instrument matrix A must be nonsingular, which requires that the planes of incidence for the first three detector surfaces are all different.
The sample stage can be easily moved by hand to measure any point on the sample surface. The ellipsometer must be in good mechanical working condition as software alone will not correct hardware issues. For a given arrangement of four detectors, A can either be computed or determined by calibration.
In addition, the waveplate mechanism on the polarizer arm, is eliminated resulting in a fast, precise, no moving parts ellipsometer. Used to change the azimute of the linear polarization for certain in-line transmission measurements of transparent materials. Stored recipes ellipsomeetr readily accessed for scanning different films and patterns.
Ellipsometry is superior to alternate methods of thin gaernter measurement such as reflectometry because two parameters DELTA and PSI instead of one intensity are independently determined in any single measurement.
Simple, compact tabletop instrument – competitively priced. However the top layer thickness is the most common and successful measurement. Accurate, stable measurements using spectrally precise laser source. This results in a fast, precise, stable no moving parts ellipsometer. When scanning similar wafers, tilt-free, focus-free, hands-off operation at tremendous speed is the obvious benefit.
Get precise real time measurements of early film growth on a ellipsojeter substrate to sub-angstrom precision.
The Windows software is flexible permitting any of the 14 substrate or film parameters to be solved for or fixed using computational routines developed by NIST. M ggaertner users will not require ellipsometer recalibration. Any two of the 14 variables can be selected for calculation in a 4-layer film stack.
An outstanding feature is the Stokes Ellipsometer’s compensation for small changes in angular beam deviation caused by sample out-of-flatness. The aqua color lines are lines of constant top layer film refractive index Nf1. An elliptically polarized light beam is defined by the angular position of the ellipse azimuthits shape ellipticityand the sense of rotation of the light vector.
Measurement by automatic ellipsometers was introduced with the advent of the gaetner computer. A “File Handler” enables saving and quick retrieval of frequently used measurement setup parameters. An outstanding feature is the Stokes Ellipsometer’s compensation for small changes in angular beam deviation caused by sample thickness changes. Results stored in a text data file are displayed in a 2D contour or 3D Image Map. Pedestal 8 inch ellipsomeyer with provision for vacuum is freely positioned by hand.
For a more thorough treatment of ellipsometry, the reader is referred to ellpisometer publications page. Single layer films such as oxides, nitrides and photoresists can be measured to sub-angstrom precision. At 70 degrees incidence, 15 X 52 micron sample areas gaetrner be measured.
Gaertner L117 Ellipsometer
Stokes Ellipsometers comply with European safety directives and carry the CE mark. When measuring similar wafers, tilt-free, focus-free operation is the obvious benefit. A fourth photodetector is substantially totally light absorptive and detects the remainder of the light.
Selective display and storage of measured data. Measurement time is less that one second per point including stage travel.