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## Main Question or Discussion Point

It is said that is there already n bosons in a particular quantum state, the probability of another boson joining them is (n+1) times larger than it would have been otherwise. But if we apply this rule to calculate probability for one horizontally (H) polarized photon to join a bunch of n=99 diagonally (D) polarized photons, we'll get (99+1) * |< D|H>|^2 = 100 * (1/2) = 50. Why does the rule fail?

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