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Title: Condenser for illuminating a ringfield camera with synchrotron emission light

The present invention relates generally to the field of condensers for collecting light from a synchrotron radiation source and directing the light into a ringfield of a lithography camera. The present invention discloses a condenser comprising collecting, processing, and imaging optics. The collecting optics are comprised of concave and convex spherical mirrors that collect the light beams. The processing optics, which receive the light beams, are comprised of flat mirrors that converge and direct the light beams into a real entrance pupil of the camera in a symmetrical pattern. In the real entrance pupil are located flat mirrors, common to the beams emitted from the preceding mirrors, for generating substantially parallel light beams and for directing the beams toward the ringfield of a camera. Finally, the imaging optics are comprised of a spherical mirror, also common to the beams emitted from the preceding mirrors, images the real entrance pupil through the resistive mask and into the virtual entrance pupil of the camera. Thus, the condenser is comprised of a plurality of beams with four mirrors corresponding to a single beam plus two common mirrors. 9 figs.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
224984
Assignee:
SNL; SCA: 426000; PA: EDB-96:080988; SN: 96001577508
Patent Number(s):
US 5,512,759/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-469,590
Contract Number:
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 30 Apr 1996
Research Org:
AT&T Corporation
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; CAMERAS; BEAM OPTICS; MICROELECTRONIC CIRCUITS; MASKING; OPTICAL SYSTEMS; ILLUMINANCE; SCREEN PRINTING