In this report, we have demonstrated the optical non-volatile memory characteristics using CuPc OFET. The memory operation was comprehensively demonstrated with different programming conditions. It was found that the programming of CuPc OFET with an electric pulse at the gate terminal under UV-light photo-illumination compared to other programming conditions, could substantially increase the memory window due to massive charge trapping in the polymer electret layer, which causes shift in the device transfer characteristics from low-conduction state (“OFF state”, or logic 0) to high conduction state (“ON state”, or logic 1) at VGS = 0V. From device operation at −50V, a memory window of greater than 45V could be achieved by applying a programming voltage of +70 V at the gate terminal under UV-light photo-illumination. Moreover, it was completely erased by applying −100 V at the gate terminal in dark. © 2021 Elsevier B.V.