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A drive unit drives a wafer stage in a Y-axis direction based on a measurement value of an encoder that measures position information of the wafer stage in the Y-axis direction and based on information on the flatness of a scale that is measured by the encoder. In this case, the drive unit can drive the wafer stage in a predetermined direction based on a measurement value after correction in which a measurement error caused by the flatness of the scale included in the measurement value of the encoder is corrected based on the information on the flatness of the scale. Accordingly, the wafer stage can be driven with high accuracy in a predetermined direction using the encoder, without being affected by the unevenness of the scale.

Title
Movable body drive method and system, pattern formation method and apparatus, exposure method and apparatus for driving movable body based on measurement value of encoder and information on flatness of scale, and device manufacturing method
Application Number
11/896412
Publication Number
8013982 (B2)
Application Date
August 31, 2007
Publication Date
September 6, 2011
Inventor
Yuichi Shibazaki
Kumagaya
JP
Agent
Oliff & Berridge
Assignee
Nikon Corporation
JP
IPC
G03B 27/58
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