FIVE PHOTON EXCITATION OF AUTOIONIZING STATES OF XE=20 BETWEEN THE 2P 3/2 AND 2P 1/2 IONIC LIMIT =20 F.B.Yousif, I.Alvarez, C.Cisneros, and J.de Urquijo =20 Centro de Ciencias F=EDsicas, UNAM, P.O.Box 48-3, Cd. Post. 62251= Cuernavaca, Mor., Mexico Five-photon ionization spectrum of atomic Xe in the region between the Xe+ 2Po3/2 and 2Po1/2 limits is reported. Using linearly polarized light, three autoionizing series are observed converging to the Xe+ 2Po1/2. Photoelectron energy distributions corresponding to the three-autoionizing series were recorded.