'No blue' LED solution for photolithography room illumination

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Abstract

This paper explored the feasibility of using a LED-based bulb as the illumination light source for photolithography room. A no-blue LED was designed, and the prototype was fabricated. The spectral power distribution of both the LED bulb and the yellow fluorescent tube was measured. Based on that, colorimetric values were calculated and compared on terms of chromatic coordinates, correlated color temperature, color rendering index, and chromatic deviation. Gretagmacbeth color charts were used as a more visional way to compare the two light sources, which shows that our no-blue LED bulb has much better color rendering ability than the YFT. Furthermore, LED solution has design flexibility to improve it further. The prototype has been tested with photoresist SU8-2005. Even after 15 days of illumination, no effect was observed. So this LED-based solution was demonstrated to be a very promising light source for photolithography room illumination due to its better color rendering in addition to energy efficiency, long life time and design flexibility.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLight-emitting Diodes: Materials, Devices, and Applications For Solid State Lighting Xiv
Place of PublicationBellingham
PublisherSPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication date2010
Publication statusPublished - 2010
SeriesProceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7617
ISSN0277-786X

Keywords

  • cleanroom
  • Photolithography
  • energy saving
  • color rendering
  • LED

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Ou, H., Corell, D. D., Dam-Hansen, C., Petersen, P. M., & Friis, D. (2010). 'No blue' LED solution for photolithography room illumination. In Light-emitting Diodes: Materials, Devices, and Applications For Solid State Lighting Xiv SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering. Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol.. 7617