A direct comparison has been made between the intensity of dispersed radiation from a laboratory Hopfield helium continuum and that obtained from the electron storage ring called Tantalus 1. The relative advantages and disadvantages of the respective light sources are described. Extrapolation of this information to other (present and future) electron storage-ring sources is discussed.
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K. Radler and J. Berkowitz, "Comparison of synchrotron and laboratory discharge light sources," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 68, 1181-1183 (1978)