We developed F-theta raster scanning optics for high-resolution ultraviolet (UV) beam direct micro-patterning, capable of machining on a 300-mm wide image with a confined beam spot of less than 20 μm, a 13.5% spot size. To achieve the imaging performance with resolution, F-theta optics based on synthetic silica glass were designed using a high-power laser light source with a wavelength of 355 nm. In addition, to improve the difficulty of optical alignment in conventional systems and the scan linearity between the scan angle and exposing position, F-theta scanning optics were designed to contain two lenses with a rotationally asymmetric high-order polynomial surface. The designed optical system showed a performance of 20 ± 2 μm at the full width of a 1/e2 maximum intensity value through a 0.8 mm focal depth. The scanning linearity error and root-mean-square (RMS) wavefront error were designed to be less than 0.2% and 0.05 λ, respectively. The design performance was verified using optical characteristic measurements and actual patterning experiments with the optics composed of proto lenses
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This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education ( NRF-2019R1C1C1010911 ).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering