Surface roughness reduction and diffraction efficiency optimisation for e-beam written phase masks

X. Liu, S. Thomas, J. S. Aitchison, R. M. De La Rue, J. A.R. Williams, L. Everall, I. Bennion

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We report the control of surface relief grating parameters and roughness for phase masks produced using e-beam lithography (EBL) and reactive ion etching (RTE). The relationships between processing conditions, grating parameters, surface roughness and the diffraction efficiency of the zeroth and the two first order transmitted beams are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-202
Number of pages4
JournalMicroelectronic Engineering
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1998
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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