In an invited contribution at the Europhoton Conference in Hannover Philipp Steinleitner has just presented the results he obtained together with Nathalie Nagl and Maciej Kowalczyk. He showed how to generate extremely stable infrared pulses comprising only a single oscillation cycle of the light electric field, and how to control their waveform. More details on this work based our new Cr:ZnS laser platform can be found in our latest Nature Photonics publication: