Direct Measurement of MOSFET Channel Strain by Means of Backside Etching and Raman Spectroscopy on Long-Channel Devices
Agaiby, Rouzet M. B × Olsen, Sarah H Eneman, Geert Simoen, Eddy Augendre, Emmanuel O'Neill, Anthony G #
Ieee-inst electrical electronics engineers inc
IEEE Electron Device Letters vol:31 issue:5 pages:419-421
Measuring strain in long-channel MOSFETs on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) and strained-SOI platforms is demonstrated using ultraviolet (UV) Raman spectroscopy. Removal of the Raman inactive strain-inducing metallization layers is avoided by etching trenches under transistors without mask alignment in order to expose the channel region. The technique is shown to be repeatable and does not alter the initial strain state in the channel. The applicability of this technique to short-channel transistors is also discussed.