Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


Date of this Version

January 1992


Published in Rev. Sci. Instrum. 63 (l), January 1992. Copyright 1992 American Institute of Physics. Used by permission.


We have developed a high-density source of metastable neon and have selectively quenched both metastable species using a standing-wave dye laser. The source is compact, stable, and produces an average intensity of 3.6 x 1014 sr -1 s -1 and a density on target of 7.7 x 106 cm-3.

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