The dynamics of debris from laser-produced tin (Sn) plasma was investigated for a practical ex-treme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography source. The kinetic behaviors of the Sn atoms and of the dense particles from Sn droplet target irradiated by double pulses from the Nd:YAG laser and the CO2 la-ser were also investigated by the laser-induced fluorescence imaging method and a high-speed im-aging, respectively. After the pre-pulse irradiation of the Nd:YAG laser, the Sn atoms were ejected in all direction from the target with a speed of as fast as 20 km/s and the dense particle cloud ex-panded by a reaction force due to the plasma expansion with a speed of approximately 500 m/s. The expanding target was subsequently irradiated by the main-pulse of CO2 laser and the dense cloud was almost disappeared by main-pulse irradiation.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering