Optoelectronic resistive switching devices, utilizing optical and electrical hybrid methods to control the resistance states, offer several advantages of both photons and electrons for high-performance information detecting, demodulating, processing, and memorizing. In the past decades, optoelectronic resistive switching devices have been widely discussed and studied due to the potential for parallel information transmission and processing. In this chapter, recent progresses on the optoelectronic resistive switching mechanism, materials, and devices will be introduced. Then, their performance such as photoresponsivity, on/off ratio, as well as retention will be investigated. Furthermore, possible applications of the optoelectronic resistive switching considering logic, memory, neuromorphic, and image-processing devices will be summarized. In the end, the challenges and possible solutions of optoelectronic resistive switching devices for the next-generation information technology will be discussed and prospected.
Part of the book: Recent Development in Optoelectronic Devices