Efficient two-photon resonant frequency conversion of powerful pulsed dye laser radiation generates in Xe intense VUV light at . The frequency ωUVis tuned to the 5p-6p [ ] two-photon resonance ( nm). For dye laser radiation ωDat nm ωVUVis tunable in the spectral range of nm. The resonantly enhanced conversion efficiency is typically 0.05-0.2 percent; the generated VUV pulse power kW. The experimental results provide detailed information on conversion limiting saturation phenomena and their dependence on the input power and the detuning of ωUVfrom the two-photon resonance.