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Cymer, Nikon Mark Shipment of 1000th Excimer Laser Light Source
Dec 2006
Cymer Inc. of San Diego, a supplier of excimer laser light sources used in semiconductor manufacturing, and Japan-based Nikon, a provider of digital imaging, precision optics and photo technology, announced shipment of the 1000th laser light source in the companies’ 20-year partnership. The milestone shipment -- an XLA 300 -- will be integrated on a S610C lithography scanner, which Nikon will use in immersion lithography production to image next-generation integrated circuits. The XLA 300 is Cymer's fourth-generation product built on the Master Oscillator Power Amplifier (MOPA) platform. Since the XL series was introduced in early 2003, more than 360 of the light sources have been shipped, Cymer said.

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excimer laser
A rare-gas halide or rare-gas metal vapor laser emitting in the ultraviolet (126 to 558 nm) that operates on electronic transitions of molecules, up to that point diatomic, whose ground state is essentially repulsive. Excitation may be by E-beam or electric discharge. Lasing gases include ArCl, ArF, KrCl, KrF, XeCl and XeF.
In optics, an image is the reconstruction of light rays from a source or object when light from that source or object is passed through a system of optics and onto an image forming plane. Light rays passing through an optical system tend to either converge (real image) or diverge (virtual image) to a plane (also called the image plane) in which a visual reproduction of the object is formed. This reconstructed pictorial representation of the object is called an image.
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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