Here we discuss the wafer-scale fabrication process flow of aluminium airbridges for microwave (MW) interconnects on lithium niobate on Damascene silicon nitride (LNOD) photonic chips. We also discuss the subsequent chip release procedure that preserves the bridges allowing for safe release of these delicate structures.
Here I explain the KOH simulator software (ACES) from University of Chicago  for a chain process of DRIE followed by KOH undercut. This software is very simple yet power to understand how Si etching works and design the mask to optimize the etch speed and crystal planes .
We describe a fabrication process for electron beam lithography (EBL) and the following pattern transfer steps on transmission electron microscope (TEM) grids. For demonstration purposes, we use commercial off-the-shelf TEM grids consisting of a thin suspended silicon nitride membrane on a silicon frame supporting substrate. For the pattern transfer, we demonstrate both an additive patterning technique with metal deposition and lift-off, and a subtractive patterning technique with reactive ion etching. This process could enable direct ...
Thin silicon nitride nanomembranes are attracting growing attention following a novel fabrication method which consists in patterning them with a phononic crystal. In engineering the vibrational mode profile, the dominant mechanisms of loss, radiation loss and intrinsic material loss, are simultaneously addressed and mitigated. The fabrication method employed by the optomechanics group at the Laboratoire Kastler Brossel is here presented, only employing basic lithography techniques and wet etching processes.
This is a method to improve the quality of lithography - in particular electron beam lithography (EBL). During an EBL exposure the electrons undergo different scattering processes. One scattering process that plays an important role is the back scattering of the electrons from the substrate or different stacks of thin film present in the exposure stack. As a result the actual dose that the resist sees is quite different that the original exposure dose. This ...
Results per page