Femtosecond laser ablation of polypropylene: A statistical approach of morphological data
Version of Record online: 11 APR 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 36, Issue 2, pages 209–217, March/April 2014
How to Cite
Belaud, V., Valette, S., Stremsdoerfer, G., Beaugiraud, B., Audouard, E. and Benayoun, S. (2014), Femtosecond laser ablation of polypropylene: A statistical approach of morphological data. Scanning, 36: 209–217. doi: 10.1002/sca.21090
- Issue online: 3 APR 2014
- Version of Record online: 11 APR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Received: 30 NOV 2012
- surface metrology;
- morphological parameters;
- linear regression, principal component analysis;
- laser ablation;
- femtosecond laser;
We have investigated femtosecond (fs) laser (130 fs, 800 nm, 5 kHz) ablation of polypropylene (PP). The following laser process conditions were varied: power density and number of pulses. The morphological parameters' response (depth, ablation diameter, ablation volume) to the laser process conditions, measured by an optical profiler, was investigated by the statistical analysis technique to determine the relationship between them. For this, the simple linear regression and the multiple linear regressions are compared. The simple linear regression shows that the ablation volume follows a linear relationship with the product of the power and the number of pulse. SCANNING 36:209–217, 2014. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.