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Consider polarized photon beam that is going through polarizer. Let's assume that beam intensity is very low so that we can consider it as separate photons going through polarizer one by one.

Now if we consider any single photon from ensemble probability that it will pass the polarizer is cos^2(theta) where theta is relative angle between polarization axis of photons and polarization axis of polarizer.

But now if we consider two successive photons from ensemble. Does passing or absorbing of the first photon affect probability for the next photon? Say if first photon passed polarizer does next photon have lover probability that it will pass?

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# Nature of probabilistic measurement

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