Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile
We consider the possibility that the majority of dark matter in our Universe consists of black holes of primordial origin. We examine the effects of stochastic inflation and an early matter-dominated era on the abundance of these black holes. We show that the power spectrum of comoving curvature perturbations computed in stochastic inflation matches the result obtained by solving the Mukhanov-Sasaki equation at the linear level, even in the presence of an ultra-slow-roll phase. We also find a significant reduction in the required tuning of the parameters of the inflationary potential in the matter-dominated scenario, in contrast to the standard case of formation during radiation domination. We show that the stochastic background of primordial gravitational waves resulting from this mechanism could be detected by future space-based observatories.