Applications of lasers in microelectronics and micromechanics

R. R. Kunz, M. W. Horn, T. M. Bloomstein, D. J. Ehrlich

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In the near future the laser source will be used to full effect in microfabrication. The spectral brightness of the excimer laser will probably propel it to a position as the dominant source for lithography. This will be implemented at the ArF 193 nm wavelength, perhaps to dimensions as small as 0.15 μm in a production environment. In addition, a second technology, laser direct writing, will take on important strategic applications for circuit prototyping and postfabrication (final step) processing. The former technology is posed as a simpler, faster, and less expensive alternative to X-ray, electron-beam, or ion beam lithography for fabricating next generation VLSI. The latter would make methods available for real-time interactive circuit design and will become an enabling technology for multichip modules and three-dimensional micromechanics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-24
Number of pages13
JournalApplied Surface Science
Issue numberC
StatePublished - May 2 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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