A method of selectively etching a three-dimensional (3-D) structure includes generating a plasma in contact with the 3-D structure, and illuminating a designated portion of the 3-D structure with a laser beam while the plasma is being generated. Nonilluminated portions of the 3-D structure are etched at a first etch rate, and the designated portion of the 3-D structure is etched at a second etch rate, where the second etch rate is different from the first etch rate.
|Original language||English (US)|
|U.S. patent number||9171733|
|State||Published - Oct 27 2015|