Over the past few decades, significant progress has been made in the field of photonic processing of electronic materials using a variety of light sources. Several of these technologies have now been exploited in conjunction with emerging electronic materials as alternatives to conventional high-temperature thermal annealing, offering rapid manufacturing times and compatibility with temperature-sensitive substrate materials among other potential advantages. Herein, recent advances in photonic processing paradigms of metal-oxide thin-film transistors (TFTs) are presented with particular emphasis on the use of various light source technologies for the photochemical and thermochemical conversion of precursor materials or postdeposition treatment of metal oxides and their application in thin-film electronics. The pros and cons of the different technologies are discussed in light of recent developments and prospective research in the field of modern large-area electronics is highlighted.
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Acknowledgements: The authors acknowledge King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) for the financial support.