Multi-Spectral Defect Inspection for 3D Wafers

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APP PUB NO 20150069241A1
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14542580

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Multi-spectral defect inspection for 3D wafers is provided. One system configured to detect defects in one or more structures formed on a wafer includes an illumination subsystem configured to direct light in discrete spectral bands to the one or more structures formed on the wafer. At least some of the discrete spectral bands are in the near infrared (NIR) wavelength range. Each of the discrete spectral bands has a bandpass that is less than 100 nm. The system also includes a detection subsystem configured to generate output responsive to light in the discrete spectral bands reflected from the one or more structures. In addition, the system includes a computer subsystem configured to detect defects in the one or more structures on the wafer using the output.

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KLA-TENCOR CORPORATIONONE TECHNOLOGY DRIVE MILPITAS CA 95035

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Lange, Steven R Alamo, US 26 433

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