Quantum measurements in a different basis

A paper with collaborators from Saarland University has just been published in Physical Review A (https://journals.aps.org/pra/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevA.101.012305 ). In this paper we propose a new method to perform quantum measurements of superconducting qubits. Common measurements of superconducting qubits work in the energy basis. At a fundamental level, this is due to the fact that the dynamics during measurements is dominated by the qubit dynamics. In our paper we propose a new protocol, which allows measurements in a different basis, based on an indirect measurement scheme. This work has relevance for quantum annealing and other areas of quantum information.