A planar layer configuration for surface plasmon interference nanoscale lithography

Sreekanth, K. V.; Murukeshan, V. M.; Chua, J. K.
September 2008
Applied Physics Letters;9/1/2008, Vol. 93 Issue 9, p093103
Academic Journal
A planar layer configuration for surface plasmon interference lithography to realize one-dimensional periodic nanostructure is proposed and numerically demonstrated in this letter. High electric field distribution compared to conventional prism based configuration is found to be achievable with this and hence facilitate high contrast and high resolution features with good exposure depth. Finite-difference time-domain simulation results indicate that the feature size approximately at sub-65-nm is achievable by using silver metal layer and a p-polarized 427 nm wavelength illumination. Simulated resist profiles, using cellular automata model, obtained through this proposed configuration is also presented.


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